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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.

The Stem Cell Network is the national leader for stem cell and regenerative medicine research and has been providing support since 2001. By fostering a research culture and community that embraces a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, SCN has pushed the boundaries of what was a basic research area towards translational outcomes for patients and emerging businesses. In 2016, SCN provided $9.28M for 25 high-potential research projects and six clinical trials and has invested $100M in innovative translational research, training and outreach since its inception.

This is our science. It's Canada's time.

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Government of Canada announces new research fund

December 6, 2018 Dear Friends: Today the Government of Canada announced a new direction for funding research nationally. The newly created New Frontiers in Research Fund will provide three funding streams to support interdisciplinary and international research projects. It was also announced that the long-standing NCE program will be transitioned into the New Frontiers Fund …

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