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

Nov/20/14
Rogers Foundation donates $130M to cardiac care and research, inlcuding stem cell and regenerative medicine research

(UHN) The Rogers Foundation has announced a landmark $130-million gift to University Health Network, The Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto to create the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.​ Read more...

Nov/20/14
Min. Reza Moridi (MRI + MTCU) attending OSCI symposium to make key announcement on regenerative medicine in Ontario.

 [OSCI] The Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities will be attending our OSCI Stem Cell Symposium on Tuesday, November 25th to make an exciting funding announcement on Regenerative Medicine in Ontario. Our seating capacity is full but we do have a waiting list - please go here to register for the waiting list: http://www.cvent.com/d/w4qtsh Please let me know if you have any question and help us to spread the word!

Nov/19/14
OSCI External Seminar: Multibiofunctional Polymer Matrices Nov 24 @ 4:00.

(OSCI) Join us Monday, November 24th for Carsten Werner (Professor, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany and Cross-Appointed Professor, IBBME) who will be speaking on "Multibiofunctional polymer matrices for stem cell bioengineering." The seminar will take place from 4:00-5:00 pm in Room 106 of the Health Sciences Building, 155 College St, University of Toronto. This seminar is co-sponsored by IBBME. Read more...

Nov/18/14
OSCI researchers @ UHN improve function of heart muscle cells derived from stem cells.

[Biomaterials] OSCI scientists at University Health Network improve the function of human heart muscle cells derived from stem cells by cyclical stretching. 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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