Posts Tagged ‘SCN’

If it ain’t broke….Farewell and thanks to the Stem Cell Network

Author: Stacey Johnson, 03/31/15

. In May 2012, the Stem Cell Network (SCN) and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) launched Signals Blog, an evolution of SCN’s popular Stem Cell Network Blog and the brainchild of Lisa Willemse, Director of Communications at SCN. Beyond common interests, the partnership addressed a transitional need for SCN: Finding a suitable…Read more

Welcome to our new niche!

Author: Stem Cell Network, 05/16/12

Welcome to Signals Blog, the new home and new name for the Stem Cell Network Blog. Why the change? After nearly four years, 207 blog posts and several “best of” awards, the SCN Blog finally outgrew its dish, so to speak. Late last year, we began planning with the newly-formed Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine,…Read more

View from the floor 6: Research outside of academia

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 05/16/12

Commercialization plenary summary: part 4 of 4 The last speaker of the commercialization plenary at the Till and McCulloch Meetings earlier this month was Dr. Stephen Minger from GE Healthcare, who shared GE’s perspective regarding the therapeutic and research potential of human stem cells. Previous to his role at GE Healthcare, Minger was the director…Read more

View from the floor 3: Till & McCulloch Meetings

Author: David Kent, 05/02/12

  Anticipatory ethics and the problem of expectations One of my favorite things about Canadian Stem Cell Network meetings (now renamed the Till and McCulloch Meetings) is the integration into the main programming of Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI). It forces scientists to think outside of their own research and gives ELSI researchers exposure to the…Read more

News roundup: open access, new funding for personalized medicine and spinal cord injury update

Author: Lisa Willemse, 02/01/12

Some updates and news items of note: Call for boycott of subscriber-based journals gains momentum The ongoing friction between proponents of open access and the academic publishers has jumped into the spotlight once again with calls from a number of academics, most notably from prominent British mathmetician Tim Gowers, who publicly announced his decision to stop…Read more

New Impact Research Program announces first call for applications

Author: Stem Cell Network, 05/07/09

Starting today, SCN is launching the Impact ResearchProgram, a new initiative to fund stem cell research projects that pursuequestions with high potential for impact in the areas of clinical translation,commercialization or public policy. Selection of the grants is based on the recommendations ofthe SCN Research Management Committee, and can be up to $75,000 per project forone…Read more