Lisa Ray, Stem Cell City, and stem cell resources across the globe

The McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine has launched a new effort they call “Stem Cell City”.

As part of the launch they have enlisted the help of Lisa Ray, a Canadian Actress/Model, who was treated for Multiple Myeloma in 2009 using a stem cell transplant.

Lisa Ray has a video that is quite compelling (see above). I wish more celebrities would join the cause of promoting life-saving stem cell research.

You can join the Stem Cell City here. I’m not sure what joining the “City” means at this point, but I assume members will be given updates on stem cell research. Also, I’m not sure exactly what this “City” will be and if it will be more broad than just focusing on the McEwen Centre, but it sounds interesting and is meant to be an educational resource.

I guess we will see how it develops.

FYI, EuroStemCell already has a  global stem cell information website here. It’s very cool and the diversity of resources is amazing.

We also have our own stem cell tools page that we are adding to regularly.


2 thoughts on “Lisa Ray, Stem Cell City, and stem cell resources across the globe”

  1. Read McEwen’s background…he’s known for being outcome oriented in business…maybe he’ll take that mindset to the industry of regenerative medicine.

    These cures are no longer science fiction
    From Thursday’s Globe and Mail

    But even more important, they’re all part of the Centre’s Accelerated Discovery Initiative that has put a two-year time frame and clearly established outcomes around them all. Indeed, these projects were created precisely because they have outstanding potential to transform basic science into clinical applications. This breakthrough research is solely funded by private donors.

    Why is this so important? Well, it’s been said that if you think research is expensive, try disease. True. But I believe there exists a mindset and culture that allows hospitals, research institutes and laboratories to say: “Thanks very much for your donation … and we’ll get back to you in 15 years.”

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