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May 12, 2016

Food For Thought: Bypassing the Baby — The Power of Stem Cells from Adult Tissues and Regenerative Medicine

OTTAWA, May 12, 2016 — The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum hosts its sixth Food For Thought lecture, entitled “Bypassing the Baby — The Power of Stem Cells from Adult Tissues and Regenerative Medicine” on Saturday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Museum’s Learning Centre (Three Sisters Hall).

Worldwide, 50,000 bone marrow transplants of blood stem cells are performed each year. A decade ago, it was discovered that age-related osteoporosis is caused by a loss of bone stem cells, and recently, demonstrated that transplantation of bone stem cells in mice can prevent osteoporosis. Join Dr Bill Stanford as he explores the facts and myths surrounding adult stem cells in aging and regenerative medicine.

Dr Stanford, who came to Canada from the United States 20 years ago to study stem cells, is a leader in the study of both embryonic and adult stem cells. Through his research, he seeks to understand the factors that control stem cell function and apply this knowledge to improve human health.

This lecture series, presented in partnership with the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, is part of the Museum’s initiative to offer interesting, engaging, and fun food literacy programming for all ages.

Lecture is free with Museum admission.



Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada’s unique agricultural heritage and future are celebrated at the Museum. Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through the animal barns, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on activities, and food demonstrations. The Museum is located on the Central Experimental Farm, a 425-hectare crop research station and National Historic Site, just minutes from Parliament Hill by car, and steps from the Rideau Canal, Ornamental Gardens, and Dominion Arboretum.

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