Posts Tagged ‘neural stem cells’

The curious case of applying electric shock to treat brain injuries

Author: Hamideh Emrani, 04/04/17

The month of March is a time for celebrating women around the world. As a science enthusiast, I have been so inspired by the women I see succeeding in the research field. Since I started writing for this blog, I have had the chance to write about and interview female researchers such as Jin Hyung…Read more

Right Turn: Rock star in a Petri dish

Author: Alanna Evans, 07/15/16

You could say Guy Ben-Ary is a rock-n-roll Renaissance man. In his 9-to-5 life, he’s manager of CellCentral, Australia’s first integrated histology and biological imaging lab. And in the hours that remain, he’s an artist drawing inspiration from his day job. Most recently, his scientific and creative pursuits were put to the test when he…Read more

Series: Spotlight on Cell Therapy

Author: Nicole Forgione, 02/17/16

Cell therapy is not a new idea. Bone marrow transplantation—the first ever cell therapy—has been around since the 1950s. Over half a century of research has brought important advancements, yet this technology has struggled to make it to prime time. Understandably, there is scepticism about whether cell therapy will live up to the hype. Recently,…Read more

A hydrogel for the injured brain and eye

Author: Hamideh Emrani, 11/09/15

Continuing with the theme of interesting biomaterials-related talks at the recent Till & McCulloch Meetings in Toronto, Canada, was the one delivered by Professor Molly Shoichet from the University of Toronto. Her group focuses on designing polymer scaffolds to deliver drugs and cells as part of regenerative medicine strategies for the repair and restoration of…Read more

Highlights from the 2015 “Business of Regenerative Medicine” course

Author: Guest, 08/27/15

. Nadia Houri is a Business Development Analyst with the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM).   Last month, I had the pleasure of attending The Business of Regenerative Medicine: Cells at Work course, hosted by Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. With two and a half very full days of lectures and networking opportunities, cells…Read more

Update from the Clinic: May

Author: Mark Curtis, 06/24/15

. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of May. StemCells announced positive topline results from a Phase I/II study in spinal cord injury. Kite Pharma treated its first patient in a Phase I/II study investigating an anti-CD19 CAR T construct in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Following some promising interim results, NewLink Genetics decided…Read more

Right Turn: Moving RM discoveries to the market, in Ontario

Author: Stacey Johnson, 06/19/15

.Today is a big day for the regenerative medicine (RM) community in Ontario, Canada. Minister of Research and Innovation, Reza Moridi, just announced that the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM) will receive a new $25 million commitment* (in addition to the $3.1 million committed in November 2014) to invest in translational research for degenerative…Read more

Right Turn: Gordie Howe and stem cell tourism

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/24/15

. In North America, former Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe is fondly referred to as “Mr. Hockey” after career achievements that included holding the NHL record for most games and seasons played, and leading the league in scoring from 1950 to 1954. You can read more about his impressive career and numerous awards here….Read more

Update from the Clinic: March

Author: Mark Curtis, 04/07/15

. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of March. Investors weren’t so keen on Neuralstem’s topline results in amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS). NeoStem’s follow-up data from its PreSERVE study in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was somewhat lacklustre. Northwest Biotherapeutics continues to report positive data on its DCVax technology, breathing hope into…Read more

Grow your brains: Neural stem cells in 1 minute.

Author: Lisa Willemse, 03/17/15

> Many of us only become acutely aware of our brain when it’s not working quite right. Like, say, if we have a migraine, or are diagnosed with a mental illness. Or we fall on the ice and give ourself a concussion that affects our vision, motor skills and other cognitive functions (as was my experience…Read more