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U of T and SickKids researchers demonstrate drug stimulation of neural stem cell repair leads to promising impact on treatment of childhood brain injury in survivors of brain cancer

Cross-species study shows that Type 2 diabetes drug metformin could change the way childhood brain injury is treated

Medicine by Design-funded team uses stem cells to grow functional blood vessel cells found in the liver

Discovery to provide insights into liver development and disease progression

Researchers delay onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in laboratory models

A team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Toronto has delayed the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in mice. They are cautiously optimistic that this research, which was funded in part by a Medicine by Design 2018 New Ideas Award, combined with other clinical advances, points to a potential treatment for ALS in humans.

By |2020-04-24T16:19:27-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Medicine by Design announces four new team projects

Medicine by Design is expanding its regenerative medicine research portfolio with the addition of four multi-disciplinary, multi-institution projects. “These team projects build on Medicine by Design’s successes over its first three years and will strengthen the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals as a global centre for regenerative medicine,” said Michael Sefton, executive director of Medicine by Design.

By |2020-03-04T08:52:07-05:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Awards, News, Team Projects|Tags: , , , , |

Medicine by Design-Funded Investigators Win Inaugural Canada-UK Funding to Develop AI Microrobots for Brain Surgery and Cell Manipulation

Tiny artificial intelligence (AI)-controlled robots could in the future be tasked with finding and capturing rare stem cells from brain tissue for therapy. While this type of microsurgery can take years to develop, Cindi Morshead and Aaron Wheeler have received a funding boost to make it happen.

By |2020-04-24T12:57:35-04:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: News|

Innovation and science minister lauds Medicine by Design on regenerative medicine advances

'Your research will have a transformational impact on how we treat many common diseases, such as stroke, diabetes and liver failure, creating better health outcomes for all Canadians,' Bains tells annual symposium

Medicine by Design to accelerate regenerative medicine discovery and translation with new $20-million investment

Projects to advance stem cell and gene therapy, enhance understanding of how the body repairs itself, and generate new technologies that will propel the field for decades

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