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

Sep/11/14
Combining antibodies, iron nanoparticles and magnets steers stem cells to injured organs.

[EurekAlert] Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage. The combined nanoparticle enabled precise localization of the body's own stem cells to the injured heart muscle. Read more...

Sep/11/14
OSCI Stem Cell Rounds: Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm with Eva Szabo, McMaster University

[OSCI] Join us Wednesday, October 1st for Eva Szabo (Assistant Professor, McMaster University) who will be speaking on, "The role of adipose tissue-derived stem cells in pathophysiology of obesity." 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 (link will be live at time and date of event).

Sep/10/14
OSCI PI, Andras Nagy (Mount Sinai), honoured by Royal Society of Canada

[Mount Sinai] OSCI PI, Andras Nagy honoured by Royal Society of Canada for his pioneering work in stem cells. 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...
Sep/08/14
Ottawa's Michael Rudnicki (OHRI) hints at muscle growth for elderly.

[Ottawa Citizen] Human muscles lose a lot as they age, but new research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has found it’s not the muscle cells that are to blame. It’s a case of bad instructions — chemical messages to these cells. Read more...

 

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