Posts Tagged ‘stem cells’

Timothy J. Kieffer, professor in the UBC Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and the Department of Surgery and current leader of the Diabetes Research Group in the Life Sciences Centre (www.diabetes.ubc.ca). Martin Dee Photograph.

A stem cell solution to diabetes in 10 years

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , ,

The discovery of new sources of stem cells may herald the end of insulin injections.

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Stem cells can beat back diabetes: UBC research

Jun. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists, in collaboration with an industry partner, have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, paving the way for a breakthrough treatment for a disease that affects nearly one in four Canadians.

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UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health researcher discovers new type of spinal cord stem cell

Sep. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A group led by a University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientist has discovered a type of spinal cord cell that could function as a stem cell, with the ability to regenerate portions of the central nervous system in people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

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