Innovate & Challenge Fate

The Ontario Stem Cell Initiative (OSCI) is a virtual network of over 145 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

Oct/31/14
OSCI PI finds mechanical stimulation improves integration of cartilage implants.

[Springer Link] Mount Sinai Hospital researchers find that mechanical stimulation improves integration of tissue-engineered cartilage implants

Oct/30/14
Tiny human stomachs have been created from stem cells.

[Verge] Three-dimensional "mini-stomachs" have been created from human stem cells. The tiny organs measure about 3 millimeters in diameter and can be used as models for the infections that are often precursors to peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. 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
Oct/30/14
Coalition calls on Ottawa to commit $500 million for stem cell research.

[Globe and Mail] A coalition of prominent scientists, entrepreneurs and charities is calling on Ottawa to commit half a billion dollars over the next 10 years to boost stem cell research and development in Canada. Read more...

Oct/22/14
OSCI Stem Cell Symposium - Nov 25/14 - REGISTER NOW!

 [OSCI] OSCI is hosting a one day stem cell and regenerative medicine symposium on Tuesday, November 25th at SickKids in Toronto and registration is already more than half full!! Register now to secure your spot and take advantage of hearing from our innovative OSCI speakers and keynote speaker Lorenz Studer, Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Clcik here for more details.

 

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