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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StemCellTalks (SCT) facilitates knowledge transfer between academia and high school students (grade 10-12) pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells.

SCT in London will be held on April 21st, 2017.

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StemCellTalks (SCT) Toronto is a yearly outreach initiative established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells.

SCT in Toronto will be held on March 10th, 2017.

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Danielle is a high school student who attended a symposium on stem cell treatments for diabetes in Vancouver on May 15, 2015.

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Ryan is a high school student who attended a symposium on stem cell treatments for diabetes in Vancouver on May 15, 2015.

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