Stem Cell

Stem Cell Pioneer's Major Multinational Discovery May Speed Research

University of Toronto News | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

There's a new class of stem cell that's exciting researchers around the world -- and it was discovered by an international team of almost 50 scientist...

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 ...

The Love of a Mother Can Move Mountains: My Interview With Dana Florence (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.

This 22-Year-Old's Battle for Life

Bernie Farber | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

Courtney's story is one of struggle and hope. While she was attending McGill University in 2009 she fell ill and simply couldn't shake it. Doctors finally diagnosed Courtney with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Courtney's life came tumbling down around her.

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?