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Paul Krzyzanowski

Paul is a computational biologist and writer living in Toronto. He's been a contributor to Signals for three years, writing articles for the general public about how biotechnology and biomedical research can be used to solve pressing medical problems. Alongside Paul's experience in computational biology,
 bioinformatics, and molecular genetics, he's interested in how academic research develops into real world, commercial technology, and what's needed for the Canadian biotech industry needs to grow. Paul is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research. Prior to joining the OICR, he worked at the Ottawa Hospital Research 
Institute and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa, specializing in computational biology. And finally, Paul earned an H.B.Sc. from the University of Toronto a long time ago. Paul's blog can be read at www.checkmatescientist.net

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The out of this world story behind Endonovo’s regenerative medicine technology

A few weeks ago, I came across an interesting story about a stem cell company with a peculiar patenting strategy. As I looked into it further, I realized I’d stumbled into a complicated corporate plot that became more incredible with every turn. Endonovo Therapeutics is pursuing patents around molecules produced from adult stem cells which, […]

Micromanagement of bioethics isn’t ethical

. Bioethicists have had ample time this summer for self-reflection, following Steven Pinker’s op-ed in The Boston Globe that’s informally become known as the “Get out of the way” article. I’ve always found Pinker to be one of my favourite authors due to the fact his arguments are thoroughly reasoned, so I have been slightly […]

Sticky cells are the key to printing 3D organs

. It’s been about 50 years since Philip K. Dick, one of the greatest science fiction authors, introduced the idea of artificial organs replacing failing or diseased organs. In his novel, Ubik, the author writes: “[Glen] Runciter’s body contained a dozen artiforgs, artificial organs grafted into place in his physiological apparatus as the genuine, original […]

Cellular Dynamics takes Fujifilm from cameras to combination products

. By now, many of you will have heard of Fujifilm’s USD$307 million purchase of Cellullar Dynamics International (CDI). This may seem like a major entry into the regenerative medicine (RM) space for a company that’s better known for its imaging technologies than something as complex as the cell therapy space. However, the move seems to […]

No link between STAP cells and acid reflux, except for paper’s authors

> If you’ve stayed current with the STAP cell fiasco you know it’s been a wild ride. STAP cells, or Stimulus-Triggered Acquisition of Pluripotency cells, caught the imagination of many in late January through their sheer simplicity: You hit cells with a shock of acidic conditions, and they become pluripotent. That’s it. No Yamanaka factors […]