Stem Cell Research

From Stem Cells To Egg And Sperm

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living

(Relaxnews) - Using human embryonic stem cells, scientists have produced primordial germ cells that will become sperm and egg in a major breakthrough ...

The Best Foods For Healthy Gut Bacteria

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living

For patients receiving stem cell transplants, some simple but important precautions to promote the proliferation and diversity of healthy gut bacteria...

Canada's First-Ever Umbilical Cord Blood Bank

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Canada's first national public blood bank for umbilical cord blood is set to begin taking donations today at an Ottawa hospital.Canadian Bloo...

Can Stem Cells Repair Heart Attack Damage?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadian researchers have begun a trial using genetically enhanced stem cells in the hope they can repair a patient's heart muscle after a m...

Not All Stem Cells Are Created Equal

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Stem cells from bone marrow have been helping people with diseases like leukemia to rebuild a healthy blood system for half a century. But n...

Can We Preserve Fertility In Male Cancer Patients?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Scientists have long been searching for a way to preserve fertility in young boys who undergo cancer treatments and may be unable to father ...

Children's Hearing Loss Potentially Helped By Stem Cells From Cord Blood

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Researchers have been given the go-ahead to test stem cells from cord blood with the ultimate goal of reversing hearing loss in infants and ...

Stem Cell Research Won't Lead to Cloned Monsters. Seriously.

Timothy Caulfield | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada
Timothy Caulfield

Time magazine recently declared a cloning technique used for stem cell research to be the number one medical breakthrough of 2011. The research was done in New York. And that's a good thing. If it were done in Canada, the researchers would be criminals. They could even be put in jail.

Do Stem Cells Really Offer a Miracle Cure?

Timothy Caulfield | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business
Timothy Caulfield

Quarterback Peyton Manning has used it. So has New York Yankee pitcher Bartolo Colon. Ditto Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry. What is this miracle cure, this elixir of life? Stem cell therapy. But does it actually work?

Lunch With... Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director of the Ontario Cancer Institute

Mary Warner | Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada
Mary Warner

The company: Dr. Benjamin Neel is the director of the Ontario Cancer Institute at the University Health Network and Princess Margaret Hospital. He has...