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Right Turn: Bone grafts, made-to-order

In a TED video from earlier in the year, Nina Tandon and Sarindr Ick Bhumiratana of EpiBone talked about their incredible technique to use biomaterials and stem cells to generate customized bone material for implant. In Tandon’s words, “If you need a piece...

Update from the Clinic: November

. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of November. NeoStem announced initial positive data from its Phase 2 study in acute myocardial infarction. Neuralstem’s human neural stem cells are shown to have long-term viability following transplant, while...

Right Turn: A not-so definitive RM holiday book list

. Ah, the holidays. Fodder for journalists and bloggers alike. Last year, I brought you two themed blogs: an idea for a unique Christmas present – by the way, it’s on sale if you order now – and a list of movies and TV shows “about” regenerative medicine (RM) to watch...

An “orchard” of cell production systems

. With contributions from David Brindley Manufacturing may not be the first thing that springs to mind when regenerative medicine is mentioned. Most will think of the enormous potential for cell therapies or transplantation or editing of faulty genes. However, having...

Making sure amazing things happen

Joe Sornberger is Director of Communications Programs for the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation and author of the book “Dreams & Due Diligence: Till and McCulloch’s Stem Cell Discovery and Legacy.”   Amazing things can happen in 10 years. Consider the...