Till & McCulloch Stem Cell Meeting

Taming an unruly immune system: a risky stem cell transplant that changed fate of some Canadian MS patients

Dr.-Harry-Atkins

By¬†Hamideh Emrani (@HamidehEmrani) This year, Dr. Harold Atkins was honored with the Till & McCulloch Award. He and Dr. Mark Freedman led a clinical trial that used stem cells to reset the immune system as a treatment strategy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and a few other neurodegenerative diseases, such as stiff person syndrome. You can …

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Jacob Hanna on Radically Deterministic Reprogramming @TMM2013

What is “radically deterministic” cellular reprogramming? Jacob Hanna’s lab recently published a very high profile Nature paper on nearly 100% efficient iPS cell formation based on targeting a factor called Mbd3. This super efficiency is a major departure from past reported efficiencies. This morning here at the Till & McCulloch Stem Cell Meeting in Banff, …

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Till & McCulloch Stem Cell Meeting in Banff: The Road Here

I have made it in one piece to beautiful Banff all the way from Davis, CA. Talk about a change of scene. Davis, CA couldn’t be flatter, while Banff is surrounded by beautiful snowy capped mountains. See image at right from the hotel. Wow. I walked over to the conference center and there was a …

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