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

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   

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