Navigation Links
New Site Launched for Families and Scientists to Discuss Stem Cell Research (US)

SickKids Foundation] has launched Connecting for Kids: Campaign 2008, a community of researchers, families and people passionate about stem cell and other innovative types of research.

(PRWEB) September 25, 2008 -- [SickKids Foundation] has launched [Connecting for Kids: Campaign 2008], a community of researchers, families and people passionate about stem cell and other innovative types of research.

Connecting for Kids: Campaign 2008 is a portal for people whose children or loved ones are living with a life-threatening disease or traumatic injury and see stem cell research as a direct lead to the possibility of cures/recovery. It is also a place for the politically active, progressive community that wishes to advance the cause of stem cell research and its potential for medical breakthroughs.

Connecting for Kids: Campaign 2008 will inspire dialogue about the importance of stem cell research worldwide and it will encourage those who want to see these potential medical breakthroughs advanced, to lend their support to our campaign.

Currently stem cell research is heavily restricted in the United States. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) [Research Institute] in Toronto is in a unique position within the global stem cell community. The [Canadian Assisted Human Reproduction Act], passed in 2004, allows research on spare in vitro fertilized embryos as long as it promises a clear benefit for human health. Because of Canada's position on stem cell research and an unrivaled concentration of excellent stem cell researchers at SickKids and in Toronto, the Research Institute is poised to make stem cell breakthroughs that will have a long-standing impact on the future of health care.

Researchers believe that stem cell-based therapeutics may be used for diseases like cancer, Type-1 diabetes, joint diseases or conditions like heart damage, spinal cord injury, baldness and even missing teeth. Stem cells are also particularly exciting in the area of regenerative medicine and transplantation where adult stem cells could mitigate rejection issues.

"Our families and scientists intimately understand the importance of stem cell research in improving the health of our children," said Mike O'Mahoney, president of SickKids Foundation. "Through Connecting for Kids Campaign 2008 we are giving families insight into the issues surrounding the science of stem cells and giving our scientists the inspiration to drive this exciting field forward."

We encourage you to join the discussion, to ask questions about this exciting and promising area, to share what hopes you have for stem cell research and to encourage your friends and family to visit as well: [].

About SickKids Foundation:
SickKids Foundation was established in 1972. Its mission is to inspire its communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. Its vision is: "Healthier Children. A Better World.™"

For more information, please visit

For more information contact:
Chelsea Novak                     
Tel: 416-813-6166 Ext. 2021, c: 416-459-5229               
Email: chelsea.novak @   


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Multi-million Dollar Campaign for Kids Health Program is Launched
2. New Vascular Access Medical Devices Launched by Navilyst Medical
3. ConsecoLifeOptions Launched by Conseco Insurance Company as New Universal Life Product
4. Labopharms Once-Daily Tramadol Product Launched in South Korea, Australia, Romania and Austria
5. New, Informative EAU Website Launched:
6. The DataTrace(R) RF System, the Latest High Performance Radio Data Logger for Real-Time, Process Data Collection, Reporting, and Analysis Is Launched
7. Tomorrows care today: Lumax 540 cardiac devices launched at Cardiostim
8. Travel Health Guide Launched by NHS Choices
9. New In-Depth Informative Website Launched for People With Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
10. ACTwatch, to Improve Malaria Treatment, to Be Launched on World Malaria Day
11. Dempsters Smart(TM) 100% Whole Grain Wheat Bread Launched With lifesDHA(TM)
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
New Site Launched for Families and Scientists to Discuss Stem Cell Research (US) 
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together who want to combine talents ... women as key stakeholders in the process. The non-profit launched its first major ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Finnleo, a leader in ... on several models of traditional and far-infrared saunas. , For traditional saunas, ... the most traditional Finnish sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only European Grade A Nordic ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Cokato, MN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... manufacturer, launched offering factory direct sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories ... representative of the bather’s style and personality. From basic styles for the purist ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Ministers, ... Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D institutions, civil ... for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Friendswood, TX (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... through the companies’ “ Two Organizations, One Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the ... its services to aid in MAP International’s cause. , MAP International was founded in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... ) has announced ... High Viscosity Drugs" report to their offering. ... addition of the "Self Administration of High ... --> Research and Markets ( ) ... Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" report to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 ... of the "Global Brain Monitoring Devices ... --> ) has announced ... Monitoring Devices Market 2015-2019" report to ... Markets ( ) has announced the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015  Linden Care, LLC, a retail specialty pharmacy ... patients suffering from chronic pain, said today that it ... Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts from unilaterally terminating the ... --> --> The company said ... options. --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: