Posts tagged ‘stem cell research’

Investigating Cancer Stem Cells

December 17, 2014 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Stem Cell Therapy Offers New Hope for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

For people at risk of the devastating ulcers and gangrene associated with type 2 diabetes, stem cell therapy could offer some hope for a new, effective therapy, according to research just published from Mount Sinai Hospital.

In the study, damaged muscle and blood vessels in mice with peripheral vascular disease showed “substantial” rapid healing after the injection of human umbilical cord blood stem cells. The research was lead by Associate Scientist Dr. Ian Rogers (photo) of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai. It was published online (January 18, 2014) in Stem Cell Review and Report.

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February 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Scientists move one step closer to producing blood-forming stem cells

Stem cell scientists have moved one step closer to producing blood-forming stem cells in a Petri dish by identifying a key regulator controlling their formation in the early embryo, shows research published online today in Cell.

The work was reported by Dr. Gordon Keller, Director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, both at University Health Network. Dr. Keller is also Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto and holds a Canada Research Chair in stem cell biology.

Using mouse models to study the process of blood cell development, Dr. Keller and his team demonstrated that the retinoic acid signalling pathway is required for formation of blood-forming stem cells. Retinoic acid is produced from vitamin A and is essential for many areas of human growth and development.

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September 27, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stem Cell Resource

Click here for the Canadian Asset Map for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine: Executive Summary

March 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

The promise of research with stem cells

November 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

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