A senior scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital has developed Canadas first two human embryonic stem cell lines, giving researchers across the country new potential and hope for eventually discovering treatments and cures for many chronic and fatal diseases.
"My hope – and the hope of my world-class laboratory team – is that our step of developing the first Canadian embryonic stem cell lines will ultimately bring Canada and the world closer to treating or curing diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, Alzheimers Disease, Diabetes and spinal cord injuries," said Dr. Andras Nagy, a researcher at Mount Sinais Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute.
"Our research remains in an early phase but the ability of these cells to develop into any kind of function cells in adult bodies holds enormous promise for these cells to regenerate damaged tissues that cause incurable diseases."
The Canadian Institutes of Health Researchs Stem Cell Oversight Committee (SCOC) determined that Dr. Nagy derived these new stem cells lines in a manner consistent with the Stem Cell Guidelines.
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