Food for Thought Lecture Series: Bypassing the Baby – The Power of Stem Cells from Adult Tissues and Regenerative Medicine

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bypassing the Baby – The Power of Stem Cells from Adult Tissues and Regenerative Medicine May 14, 2016 10:30 a.m Presented in the Three Sisters Hall, building 94 of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum In addition to being critical for the growth and maintenance of our muscles, blood and other tissues, stem cells are a part of our Canadian history as adult stem cells were first discovered by Canadian scientists in the early 1960s. World-wide, 50,000 bone marrow transplants of blood stem cells are performed each year. A decade ago, we discovered that age-related osteoporosis is caused by a loss of bone stem cells; and recently, demonstrated that transplantation of bone stem cells in mice can prevent osteoporosis. Join Dr. Bill Stanford as he explores the facts and myths surrounding adult stem cells in aging and regenerative medicine!

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Bill StanfordDr. Bill Stanford came to Canada 20 years ago to study stem cells and is a leader in the study of both embryonic and adult stem cells. The overall goal of Dr. Stanford’s research is to understand the factors that control stem cell function and apply this knowledge to improve human health. In 2011, Dr. Stanford moved his lab from the University of Toronto to The Ottawa Hospital to facilitate translational research growing out of his basic research program. Dr. Stanford is a Senior Scientist at the Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research at The Ottawa Hospital, a Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Investigator in the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, Director of the Ottawa Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility, and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Stem Cell Biology. 

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