Posts Tagged ‘stem cell network’

Bench to Bedside for Biotherapeutics (B3) workshop: Translating science into the clinic

Author: Guest, 10/18/17

Shreya Shukla is a Development Scientist at CCRM. Her scientific interests lie at the intersection of T cell immunotherapy, gene editing and stem cell bioengineering. Shreya obtained her BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and PhD from Dr. Peter Zandstra’s laboratory at University of Toronto (UofT) focusing on the scalable generation of…Read more

Weighing in on a controversial topic

Author: Stacey Johnson, 08/23/17

We are less than one week away from Signals’ second blog carnival! Last month I promised to reveal the topic and the participants. I also hinted that this year’s topic might strike some readers as controversial. Given that a few invited bloggers declined to participate, I’d have to say that’s the case. So although our…Read more

Taking appropriate steps towards gene editing in Canada

Author: Guest, 09/29/16

Patrick Bedford is the new Manager of Clinical Translation and Regulatory Affairs at CCRM.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Health Law, and has over 10 years of experience applying federal regulations to emerging biotechnologies in Canada.   Back in August, I had the pleasure of attending a gene editing/CRISPR workshop, hosted by…Read more

A complete (re)program to recognize the 10-year anniversary of iPSCs

Author: Stacey Johnson, 08/25/16

Ten years ago today, Japanese scientists Shinya Yamanaka and Kazutoshi Takahashi published a paper announcing the creation of rodent induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, thus pioneering the field of iPS cell technology. They showed that they could convert adult cells into pluripotent stem cells – in other words, they reprogrammed them to look and function…Read more

Right Turn: Autism stem cell research could use a boost

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/22/16

While I’m sure news about autism spikes in April during the annual awareness campaign, I doubt autism is absent from the news very often. Whether parents and advocates are lobbying for more services and funding, experts and non-experts are arguing over whether vaccines cause autism or celebrities are jumping onto the awareness bandwagon, it seems…Read more

Stem cell community loses a treasured friend

Author: Guest, 01/18/16

Joe Sornberger is Director of Communications Programs for the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation and author of Dreams & Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch’s Stem Cell Discovery and Legacy. This post is published here with his permission. The stem cell community is mourning the loss of one of its most cherished champions, Andrew David Lyall. Mr. Lyall…Read more

Right Turn Special Report: Competition rife in Canada

Author: Stacey Johnson, 12/25/15

This may come as a shock to many of you, but the land of lakes, trees, socialism and universal healthcare has a dark underbelly: the competitive nature of its academics. If you look to the regenerative medicine community, everything looks hunky-dory and, on the surface, very collaborative; after all, the Stem Cell Network is behind…Read more

Right Turn: Back to school Part 2

Author: Stacey Johnson, 09/11/15

. University and college students have invaded Toronto in the hundreds of thousands (nearly 200,000 apparently). Not that I think this is a bad thing, as I stated last week. I recognize that this is a phenomenon seen across Canada and around the world, but with four universities and four colleges in the city, their…Read more

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

Right Turn: End of an era, almost

Author: Lisa Willemse, 03/27/15

> This is my final post as co-editor of Signals, and in sitting down to draft it, I found myself struggling to find words. How do you sum up six years of blogging? Quite simply, you don’t. However, as this also marks the end of the Stem Cell Network’s involvement with Signals, it was suggested…Read more