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Stem cells as superheroes

They wear capes and can fly. In a parody of the classic comic book, stem cells have become today’s superheroes — as portrayed in an engaging short video created by the Ontario Science Centre to promote its current stem cell exhibition. Quirky, but...

View from the floor: ISSCR final day

The final day of the 9th annual ISSCR meeting was truly a memorable one, with several excellent talks and touching moments. An incredibly moving presentation by Charles Sabine in the morning stands out, and I fear my description will not do it justice. For many, I...

View from the floor: ISSCR day 3

Shinya Yamanaka, vice president of the ISSCR, soon-to-be McEwen Centre Award for Innovation recipient, and a leader in the field of iPS cell generation, opened day three of the 2011 ISSCR conference with a presentation titled “Induction of Pluripotency by Defined...

View from the floor: ISSCR day 2

Although elsewhere in Canada there are some very troubling consequences arising from a group not living up to their potential (I refer to the rioting hooligans and not the Canucks), the realization of potential happening here at the ISSCR couldn’t be more different....