New research shows diabetes drug could provide brain protection to children who get radiation for brain tumours

Thanks to funding from Medicine by Design, a University of Toronto scientist and her team are closer to finding a way to protect the brain from damage for children who must be treated with cranial radiation.

Medicine by Design-funded researchers develop a new tool for scooping contents of individual cells from their local environment

Scientists can now select individual cells from their local environment & study their molecular contents. The new tool will enable a deeper study of stem cells and other rare cell types for diagnostics & therapy.

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 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 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

Medicine by Design researchers featured in Science story on reprogramming cells into neurons to treat brain injury

Cindi Morshead and Maryam Faiz talk about the work they presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

By |2020-04-24T12:45:39-04:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: New Ideas, News, Research, Team Projects|Tags: , , |

Research team harnesses engineering, biology and medicine in effort to stimulate muscle to fix itself

Project explores whether a novel biomaterial scaffold can coax stem cells that are already present in the muscle to spring into action to heal traumatic injuries.

By |2019-11-25T15:58:15-05:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Research, Team Projects|Tags: , |
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