Navigation Links
New Site Launched for Families and Scientists to Discuss Stem Cell Research (US)
Date:9/25/2008

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.

(PRWEB) September 25, 2008 -- www.sickkidsfoundation.com [SickKids Foundation] has launched www.sickkidsus.org [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) http://www.sickkids.ca/research [Research Institute] in Toronto is in a unique position within the global stem cell community. The http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/reprod/index-eng.php [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: www.sickkidsus.org [sickkidsus.org].

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 www.sickkidsfoundation.com.

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

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/SickKidsFoundation/Campaign2008/prweb1383024.htm


'/>"/>
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: http://www.urologyweek.org
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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Site Launched for Families and Scientists to Discuss Stem Cell Research (US) 
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not ... comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. ... his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in ... to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , ... kayla.belcher@frost.com ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  ... Sciences, Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate ... in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: