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Right Turn: Andrew Pelling Redux

Andrew Pelling is a self-described biohacker (and also the Canada research chair in experimental cell mechanics at the University of Ottawa) who makes ears out of apples and sees inspiration all around him – but science fiction (The Matrix, Little Shop of Horrors) is...

The enabling technology of polymer design

Another in the series: “What drives research in the field of biomaterials?” “What makes Canada cool?” asks Dan Taekema of The Toronto Star, and among the handful of influential figures that he writes about is the “rock star” researcher, Professor Molly Shoichet. I was...

Stem cell community loses a treasured friend

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...

Studying the brain needs an “open mind”

Another in the series: “What Drives Research in the Field of Biomaterials?” The amazingly complex system of the brain, and its network of many different cell types interacting and functioning together, has always been “top of mind” – pardon the pun – for many...

What drives research in the field of biomaterials? Second in series

. An interview with Professor John E. Davies, University of Toronto. By Hamideh Emrani The second post, in my interview series with biomaterials experts, is with my Master’s supervisor, Professor John (JED) Davies. He is an internationally recognized leader in bone...