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Tiny zebrafish shows how kidney regeneration could be achieved

Renal disease threatens approximately 2 million Canadians nationwide. The Kidney Foundation of Canada estimates that each day, an average of 14 Canadians learn that their kidneys have failed. Most diseases of the kidneys affect the nephrons, the functional unit of the...

Aussies review embryonic and cloning legislation

The Australian government is currently reviewing their stem cell and cloning research laws. The review, which began on December 22, 2010 with the appointment of an independent Legislation Review Committee (LRC) chaired by a retired federal judge, is the second since...

At long last… a national cord blood bank for Canada

Yesterday the Ministers of Health for the Provinces and Territories of Canada announced an investment of CAD $48M over eight years to establish a national umbilical cord blood bank for Canada. This is a very welcome, and some might say, overdue investment for which...

Is great science sitting on a shelf?

Patenting report shows disconnect in Canada by Paul Krzyzanowski Got a patentable idea? You might want to move to Switzerland. A recent article in the Globe and Mail compared Canada’s patenting activity to other major countries, and the small European nation...