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A research assistant holds a petri dish containing an aggregate of human heart cells made from pluripotent stem cells (human embryonic stem cells) at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital on Tuesday November 25 2014. The Province of Ontario has announced the creation of an institute for regenerative medicine and three 'disease challenge teams' to bridge the widening gap in the province between basic research and clinically tested therapies that improve the health of patients with chronic and degenerative diseases.
A research assistant holds a petri dish containing an aggregate of human heart cells made from pluripotent stem cells (human embryonic stem cells) at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital on Tuesday November 25 2014. The Province of Ontario has announced the creation of an institute for regenerative medicine and three 'disease challenge teams' to bridge the widening gap in the province between basic research and clinically tested therapies that improve the health of patients with chronic and degenerative diseases.
(Chris Young/Chris Young for The Globe and Mail)

Ontario announces funding for stem cell institute

Once an international leader in stem cell technology, Ontario has announced funding for the creation of an institute for regenerative medicine and three ‘disease challenge teams’ to bridge the widening gap in the province between basic research and clinically tested therapies that improve the health of patients with chronic and degenerative diseases.