Stem Cells

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 ...

This 3-D Printer Prints...Skin?

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

While some of us are using the new power of 3D printers to make smartphone cases and chocolate figurines, two engineering students from the University of Toronto are using them to print functional human skin.

Stay Cool, Your Brown Fat Cells Will Thank You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living

In a preliminary study to learn about mysterious but promising brown fat cells, researchers demonstrated that exposure to cool environmental temperatu...

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...

When Art and Dentistry Mix, You Get This

David Khang | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada
David Khang

I worked with two actors for my project that included facial Botox injections. The actors posed for "before" and "after" video shoots while reciting highly affective Shakespearean soliloquies. The resulting two-channel HD video highlights the uncanny differential appearance as the result of Botox-induced muscle paralysis.

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 ...