Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch paved the way for Canadian regenerative medicine when they discovered stem cells in 1961. And Canadian scientists continue to make a difference every day.
Researchers in Canada are studying amazing things. They are using stem cells to mend scarred tissue after a heart attack, changing the course of heart disease. They are using a medication that stimulates stem cells to re-build neurons in the brain to treat children with cerebral palsy. They are injecting stem cells into the knee joint to repair the ailing cartilage and treat osteoarthritis, giving hope to those with aching joints. They are using stem cells to halt, and in fact, reverse the symptoms of aggressive multiple sclerosis.
Here is a timeline of Major Canadian Discoveries in Stem Cell Science — PDF download 846.3 KB. Stay tuned for more stem cell advances.