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The Ontario Stem Cell Initiative (OSCI) is a virtual network of over 130 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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Apr/15/14
Artificial blood on an industrial scale.

[GEN] t may sound like science fiction or an attempt to inject novelty into the overworked vampire genre, but the production of artificial blood, on a scale that would rival existing transfusion sources, is being countenanced by researchers eager to exploit stem cell technology. 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
Apr/15/14
Bernard Thébaud (OHRI) uses stem cells to repair lungs in premature infants.

[Ottawa Citizen]  hébaud, who is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and The Ottawa Hospital and teaches at the University of Ottawa, published a paper in the medical journal Circulation this month demonstrating his findings that damaged lungs of premature infants can be safely repaired using stem cells and regenerative medicine. Read more...

Apr/15/14
Lab-grown organs.

 [Forbes] The capacity of science to grow human organs in the lab – and successfully implant them back into the people from whose cells they came – has grown terrifically in recent years. Two new studies in The Lancet this week show that this process isn’t just a theory, it’s a practice. Read more...

Apr/15/14
OSCI Stem Cell Rounds - Valerie Wallace, May 7th

Join us Wednesday, May 7th for Valerie Wallace (Professor, University of Toronto) who will be speaking on, "Restoring sight with cell transplantation to the retina - the feasibility and the challenges." 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/20140507-OSCI/index.htm (link will be live at time and date of event). Read more...

 

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