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  • Stem Cell Network welcomes federal funding for leading-edge research

    Today the Government of Canada invested $6 million in Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) to support innovative stem cell and regenerative medicine research that will move and translate research discoveries into better health and economic growth for Canadians.

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  • Communiqué – RMAC

    Stem cell science belongs to Canada and it is powering regenerative medicine. Today, leaders from across this emerging sector have joined forces to advance the field, through the newly created Regenerative Medicine Alliance of Canada (RMAC)

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  • Stem Cell Research in Canada has never been Stronger

    Stem cell research in Canada has never been stronger. Today, Bayer AG and Versant Ventures announced a $225 million investment to establish a new stem cell therapeutics company, BlueRock. This firm will focus on developing stem cell based therapies to fight cardiovascular disease and degenerative illnesses such as Parkinson’s.

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  • SCN 2016 Research Funding Results

    The Stem Cell Network (SCN) with the support of the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, is pleased to announce funding of $9 million for innovative stem cell and regenerative medicine research that will help translate discoveries into better health and economic growth for Canadians

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  • 10-year anniversary of induced pluripotent stem cells

    This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the seminal discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The excitement that this breakthrough has caused in the stem cell community cannot be overstated, and the imagination of researchers has been captured by the potential applications.

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  • Stem Cell Research Leading to Advances for MS

    The results of an important Canadian research study has been published in the Lancet, one of the world's most respected medical journals. The multi-year study demonstrated that chemotherapy and blood stem cells can be used to eliminate all signs of brain inflammation in people with early, aggressive MS, and facilitate ...

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  • Funding Communiqué

    In March 2016 the federal government demonstrated its support for SCN and Canadian stem cell research with an investment of $12 million over two years. SCN is now moving quickly to ensure these new research funding dollars are put to work across Canada as soon as possible.

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  • Federal Government Invests in Stem Cell Research

    The Stem Cell Network (SCN), Canada’s key means of pursuing excellence and global leadership in translational stem cell research, has been awarded continued funding, worth $12 million, through 2018. The announcement was made today by the federal Minister of Finance in his budget presented to the House of Commons.

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