Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM) is a not-for-profit institute with a vision to revolutionize the treatment of degenerative diseases, making Ontario a global leader in the development of stem cell-based products and therapies. The OIRM is supported by the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI). Over the next few months, the OIRM will continue to launch its activities as the Ontario Stem Cell Initiative (OSCI) winds down and dissolves. Stay tuned for a new OIRM website coming in January.

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Dec/18/14
OIRM scientist discovers on/off switch for key stem cell gene.

[OIRM] OIRM scientist, Jennifer Mitchell (U of Toronto), “We studied how the Sox2 gene is turned on in mice, and found the region of the genome that is needed to turn the gene on in embryonic stem cells."  Read more...

Dec/17/14
OIRM scientist shows human stem-cell dervied airway epithelium is functional.

(OIRM) OIRM scientist (Mick Bhatia, McMaster) shows human stem cell-derived airway epithelium is functional and can induce innate immune response. Read more...

Dr. Nagy, one of the few scientists to receive this year's prestigious honour, established Canada's first human embryonic stem cell lines and also discovered a new method to create pluripotent stem cells (cells that can develop into most other cell types) without risk of disrupting healthy genes. He and his team have developed a broad spectrum of genomic technologies now used around the world. - See more at: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/news/2014-news/pioneering-stem-cell...
Dr. Nagy, one of the few scientists to receive this year's prestigious honour, established Canada's first human embryonic stem cell lines and also discovered a new method to create pluripotent stem cells (cells that can develop into most other cell types) without risk of disrupting healthy genes. He and his team have developed a broad spectrum of genomic technologies now used around the world. - See more at: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/news/2014-news/pioneering-stem-cell...
Dr. Andras Nagy, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada for his fundamental contributions in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. - See more at: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/news/2014-news/pioneering-stem-cell...
Dr. Andras Nagy, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada for his fundamental contributions in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. - See more at: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/news/2014-news/pioneering-stem-cell...
Dr. Andras Nagy, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada for his fundamental contributions in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. - See more at: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/news/2014-news/pioneering-stem-cell...
Dec/10/14
OIRM scientists Nagy and Rogers announce key stem cell data set.

[Mount Sinai Hospital] OIRM scientists Andras Nagy and Ian Rogers (at Mount Sinai Hospital) announce key data set that explores the power of pluripotent stem cells. 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
Dec/05/14
OIRM/OSCI Newsletter Dec 2014

[OIRM/OSCI] Check out what OIRM/OSCI's scientists have published this month. Read more...

Infographic courtesy of the Ministry of Research and Innovation.

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