McEwen Centre

McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine


The McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine was established at University Health Network in 2003 with a generous donation from Rob and Cheryl McEwen, which they matched in 2006 with a second donation.

The McEwen Centre’s vision is to be a world-renowned centre for stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. To achieve this ambitious goal, the team of McEwen Investigators is working together to accelerate the development of more effective treatments for conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and spinal cord injury. The McEwen Centre is based in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District at the MaRS Centre/Toronto Medical Discovery Tower.

More : http://www.mcewencentre.com.

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

This video describes the advancements in use of cord blood stem cells as a possible treatment for over 70 diseases. It provides a review of applications in regenerative medicine (rebuilding damaged organs or creating living tissue) including diabetes and heart disease.

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Lifts Stem Cell Ban

Obama Reverses Course, Lifts Stem Cell Ban
President Signs Executive Order Approving Federal Funds for Stem Cell Research
By DAN CHILDS and LISA STARK
March 9, 2009

In what has been interpreted as a direct rebuke of former President George W. Bush, President Obama said today that his administration would make “scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.”
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ABC’s Jake Tapper and Lisa Stark report on embryonic stem cell research.

The president signed an executive order ending an 8½-year ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, paving the way for a significant amount of federal funds to flow to science.

“At this moment, the full promise of stem cell research remains unknown, and it should not be overstated,” Obama said this morning before signing the order. “But scientists believe these tiny cells may have the potential to help us understand, and possibly cure, some of our most devastating diseases and conditions.”

The president’s speech was equal parts hope for the new research and support for the scientists involved in such work.

“Today, with the executive order I am about to sign, we will bring the change that so many scientists and researchers, doctors and innovators, patients and loved ones have hoped for, and fought for, these past eight years: We will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research,” Obama said. “We will vigorously support scientists who pursue this research. And we will aim for America to lead the world in the discoveries it one day may yield.”

White House officials have said that the president’s order will give the National Institutes of Health 120 days to develop ethical guidelines for the research.

The NIH said in a briefing today that they are currently looking for ways to streamline the research process and determine how quickly grant money can be made available. While most grant processes can take as long as nine months, which would delay funds reaching researchers for up to a full year, the NIH has indicated it will try to expedite the grant process to get money from the stimulus out quickly.

“Encompassed in [the executive order] will also be the requirements around guidelines that will be drafted by the NIH [National Institutes of Health] as they … work with others around the country to make sure we’re handling the issue responsibly,” said Melody Barnes, the director of the president’s Domestic Policy Council.

The president also signed a memorandum that Barnes says will “restore scientific integrity in government decision making.” It will help ensure public policy is “guided by sound scientific advice,” she said.

See more at > http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Politics/story?id=7023990&page=1
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Korea stem cell

A South Korean cloning pioneer has admitted fabricating results in key stem cell research, a colleague claims.

S Korea stem cell success ‘faked’ :

At least nine of 11 stem cell colonies used in a landmark research paper by Dr Hwang Woo-suk were faked, said Roh Sung-il, who collaborated on the paper.Dr Hwang wants the US journal Science to withdraw his paper on stem cell cloning, Mr Roh said.Dr Hwang, who is reported to be receiving hospital treatment for stress, was not available for comment. Science could not confirm whether it had received a request to retract the paper.Dr Hwang’s paper had been hailed as a breakthrough, opening the possibility of cures for degenerative diseases.

“Professor Hwang admitted to fabrication,” Mr Roh told South Korea’s MBC television network after visiting him in hospital.Dr Hwang’s paper claimed to have produced 11 stem cell lines from cloned human embryos.But Mr Roh has said that a scientist working in Dr Hwang’s laboratory was pressured into doctoring results to make the embryos look like clones.
Mr Roh, chairman of the Mizmedi hospital and a co-author of the report, told South Korean TV and newspapers that Dr Hwang had admitted major flaws in the research, published in June to international acclaim.Resignation

Last month, Dr Hwang resigned from his main post as head of the World Stem Cell Hub, after it emerged that some of the eggs used in his research were donated by his staff – in contravention of international guidelines.Now it is some of the research itself which is being called into question.

Source : BBC news >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4532128.stm#

10 Questions For Dr. Hwang Woo Suk

>http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1137709,00.html

กระทู้ พันทิป…ทำไมงานวิจัยของ Prof Whang เมื่อถูกพิสูจน์ว่าเป็นของปลอม จึงสร้างความผิดหวังให้กับคนทั้งโลกขนาดนี้ ผมรู้สึกทึ่งและตะลึกเป็นอย่างมากกับข่าวของอาจารย์หวางที่ออกผลมาอย่างที่ พวกเรารับรู้กัน อย่างไรก็ตามผมก็ชื่นในในการความทะเยอทะยานของเขา แม้ว่ามันจะไม่ถูกไม่ควรก็ตาม และไม่น่าเอาอย่าง แต่ความทะเยอทะยามอันแรงกล้าของคนมิใช่หรือที่ผลังดันให้เกิดการเปลี่ยนแปลง มามากต่อมากแล้ว……

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Stem cells

The volatile debate over research with human embryonic stem cells and the political and ethical implications that surround it is discussed by UCSD and Salk Institute researchers. Topics include human reproductive and therapeutic cloning, cell transplantation therapy for diabetes, and the legal, political and ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryonic stem cells.

Stem Cell in Thailand

>http://thscn.tkc.go.th/ เครือข่ายผู้สนใจงานด้านเซลล์ต้นกำเนิด

>http://www.biotec.or.th/biotechnology-th/newsdetail.asp?id=1967 Stemcell @ Biotec Thailand

Lifts Stem Cell Ban

Obama Reverses Course, Lifts Stem Cell Ban
President Signs Executive Order Approving Federal Funds for Stem Cell Research
By DAN CHILDS and LISA STARK
March 9, 2009

In what has been interpreted as a direct rebuke of former President George W. Bush, President Obama said today that his administration would make “scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.”
Share
ABC’s Jake Tapper and Lisa Stark report on embryonic stem cell research.

The president signed an executive order ending an 8½-year ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, paving the way for a significant amount of federal funds to flow to science.

“At this moment, the full promise of stem cell research remains unknown, and it should not be overstated,” Obama said this morning before signing the order. “But scientists believe these tiny cells may have the potential to help us understand, and possibly cure, some of our most devastating diseases and conditions.”

The president’s speech was equal parts hope for the new research and support for the scientists involved in such work.

“Today, with the executive order I am about to sign, we will bring the change that so many scientists and researchers, doctors and innovators, patients and loved ones have hoped for, and fought for, these past eight years: We will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research,” Obama said. “We will vigorously support scientists who pursue this research. And we will aim for America to lead the world in the discoveries it one day may yield.”

White House officials have said that the president’s order will give the National Institutes of Health 120 days to develop ethical guidelines for the research.

The NIH said in a briefing today that they are currently looking for ways to streamline the research process and determine how quickly grant money can be made available. While most grant processes can take as long as nine months, which would delay funds reaching researchers for up to a full year, the NIH has indicated it will try to expedite the grant process to get money from the stimulus out quickly.

“Encompassed in [the executive order] will also be the requirements around guidelines that will be drafted by the NIH [National Institutes of Health] as they … work with others around the country to make sure we’re handling the issue responsibly,” said Melody Barnes, the director of the president’s Domestic Policy Council.

The president also signed a memorandum that Barnes says will “restore scientific integrity in government decision making.” It will help ensure public policy is “guided by sound scientific advice,” she said.

See more at > http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Politics/story?id=7023990&page=1
Suggested Links :

Stem Cell in Thailand > http://thscn.tkc.go.th/ เครือข่ายผู้สนใจงานด้านเซลล์ต้นกำเนิด

Stem Cell

Regenerative Medicine: Pathways to Cure – Version 2.0
The Alliance for Medical Research is pleased to present a new video explaining the benefits of Stem Cell Research.

The volatile debate over research with human embryonic stem cells and the political and ethical implications that surround it is discussed by UCSD and Salk Institute researchers. Topics include human reproductive and therapeutic cloning, cell transplantation therapy for diabetes, and the legal, political and ethical issues surrounding the use of human embryonic stem cells.

Stem Cell in Thailand

>http://thscn.tkc.go.th/ เครือข่ายผู้สนใจงานด้านเซลล์ต้นกำเนิด

>http://www.biotec.or.th/biotechnology-th/newsdetail.asp?id=1967 Stemcell @ Biotec Thailand