Innovate & Challenge Fate

The Ontario Stem Cell Initiative (OSCI) is a virtual network of over 135 stem cell and regenerative medicine research programs across nine centres in Ontario, including stem cell biologists, biomedical engineers and translational clinicians. OSCI provides a direct portal to stem cell activities all over Ontario, informing and engaging research partners, industry, government, funding agencies, and the international scientific community. OSCI's origins began in 2008 with the Toronto Stem Cell Initiative and officially launched as a Provincial initiative on June 14, 2011. OSCI's slogan, Innovate & Challenge Fate, encompasses the work of its scientists who are challenging cell and disease fate through their innovative work.

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Stem Cell News

Aug/28/14
Method developed to print replacement tissue using stem cells.

[Irish Times] By using tiny cartridges dispensing one stem cell at a time, Galway-based researchers may soon be able to literally “print” the scaffold of a healthy human tissue, and let it grow to become a therapeutic transplant. Read more...

Aug/28/14
Scientists recreate spinal, muscle and bone tissue with stem cells

[NYDailyNews] Using stem cells, scientists have recreated the cells that form an embryo's spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue. This will help researchers further study embryonic development and possibly, one day, disease progression. Read more...

Aug/26/14
OSCI Stem Cell Rounds: Sept 10th @ 4:00 pm with Derek van der Kooy, U of Toronto

[OSCI] Join us Wednesday, September 10th for Derek van der Kooy (Professor, University of Toronto) who will be speaking on, "Stem cells reveal the evolution of the pancreas from the brain." Rounds will take place from 4:00-5:00 pm, join us in Toronto in the Red Room, 2nd floor, Donnelly Centre, 160 College, University of Toronto or via webcast at http://mediacast.ic.utoronto.ca/20140910-OSCI/index.htm(link will be live at time and date of event). Read more...

Aug/25/14
Scientists discover thymus stem cells.

[Health News] Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have identified a common progenitor of cortical and medullary thymic epithelial cell. Read more...

Magnets could be a tool for directing stem cells' healing powers to treat conditions such as heart disease or vascular disease.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-stem-cells-magnets-proof-concept.html#jCp
Magnets could be a tool for directing stem cells' healing powers to treat conditions such as heart disease or vascular disease.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-stem-cells-magnets-proof-concept.html#jCp

By feeding made of iron oxide, scientists at Emory and Georgia Tech can use magnets to attract the cells to a particular location in the body after .

The results are published online in the journal Small and will a



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-stem-cells-magnets-proof-concept.html#jCp

By feeding made of iron oxide, scientists at Emory and Georgia Tech can use magnets to attract the cells to a particular location in the body after .



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-stem-cells-magnets-proof-concept.html#jCp

By feeding made of iron oxide, scientists at Emory and Georgia Tech can use magnets to attract the cells to a particular location in the body after .



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-stem-cells-magnets-proof-concept.html#jCp

By feeding made of iron oxide, scientists at Emory and Georgia Tech can use magnets to attract the cells to a particular location in the body after .



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-stem-cells-magnets-proof-concept.html#jCp
Monash University researchers are shedding light on the complex processes that underpin the creation and differentiation of stem cells, bringing closer the promise of 'miracle' therapies.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-route-stem-cell-therapies.html#jCp
Dr Jose Polo of the Australian Institute (ARMI) and the Department of Anatomy and and his team, with collaborators at Harvard, have comprehensively mapped, for the first time, the process by which are re-programmed to become an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-route-stem-cell-therapies.html#jCp
Dr Jose Polo of the Australian Institute (ARMI) and the Department of Anatomy and and his team, with collaborators at Harvard, have comprehensively mapped, for the first time, the process by which are re-programmed to become an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-route-stem-cell-therapies.html#jCp

 

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