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In the early in 1960s Canadian researchers Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch first proved the existence of stem cells. Their seminal studies launched the international field of stem cell research. Since then Canadian researchers have built upon their work, developing a research enterprise that encompasses not only stem cell biology but also its application in the clinical setting, drug discovery and cell and tissue engineering.

SCN’s new speaker series, “Stem Cells from the Sofa,” is a virtual space to share scientific findings, insights and best practices related to stem cells and regenerative medicine. Presentations are broadcast live via webinar and include Q&A with the guest speaker. Below is a list of upcoming talks and recordings of previous presentations on demand.

Previous Talks on Demand

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are our bodies’ building blocks. They are different from other cells because they have the potential to differentiate into any cell type and can renew themselves, which means they can heal blood, tissue and organs.

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In the news

Stem Cell Network Welcomes a New Federal Investment of $45 Million Over Three Years

OTTAWA (April 19, 2021) Canada’s Stem Cell Network (SCN) welcomes Budget 2021 entitled “A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience” and its continued commitment to supporting high quality health research.  The budget announcement of funding of $45 million over three years for the Stem Cell Network is of vital importance as our research community …

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