In April 2016, Let’s Talk Science volunteer Daniel Tarade donated stem cells to help a person who needed a stem cell transplant to survive. Learn what stem cells are, how and why people donate, and what Daniel’s experience was like.

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Most cells in your body have specific functions. Others can become different cell types. This second category of cells might hold important clues for cancer researchers.

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I am responsible for planning and carrying out all aspects of product strategy. This includes product development, product lifecycle management and product marketing for several scientific teams. I am also involved in the operation of my department and various corporate initiatives. My duties and responsibilities include team leadership and personnel management. On a broader level, I’m also responsible for product development and management, generation and protection of intellectual property and strategic planning.

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As a scientist, it is my role to create and support the scientific products we sell at STEMCELL.

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My M.Sc. research project was to create a device that allows us to insert foreign material (usually proteins and DNA) into any cell type and size, while keeping them alive.

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July 30, 1921 was an exciting day in science history: Banting and Best discovered that insulin really did lower blood sugar levels and could be used to treat diabetes! But how do we get insulin, and what other ways can we treat diabetes? Check out these top CurioCity resources to find out about insulin, diabetes, and stem cell treatments.

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In the third and final part of our discussion of stem cells, we complete our conversation between Professor Derek van der Kooy and Clare Moffatt from the most recent Stem Cell Talks at the University of Toronto. Professor Ian Rogers from the Lunenfeld Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital returns to answer even more student questions from Stem Cell Talks. (music by Broken Social Scene)

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We continue our discussion of stem cells with the second part of our conversation between Professor Derek van der Kooy and Clare Moffatt from the most recent Stem Cell Talks at the University of Toronto. Professor Ian Rogers from the Lunenfeld Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital joins us to answer student questions from Stem Cell Talks. (music by Grimes)

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In our inaugural episode, we launch a three part series investigating stem cells, centered on a conversation between Professor Derek van der Kooy and Clare Moffatt from the most recent Stem Cell Talks at the University of Toronto. We also talk to MD/PhD student Brian Ballios about the basics of stem cell-based regenerative medicine, and their specific application in neuro-ophthalmology. (music by Caribou)

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StemCellTalks (SCT) is a national stem cell biology outreach initiative in partnership with Let’s Talk Science and the Stem Cell Network. It was established to facilitate knowledge transfer relevant to the science and practical ethics of stem cells between scientists and high school students.

SCT in Montreal will be held on February 28th, 2017.

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