50 years already!
2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of stem cells — a discovery recognized by many as one of the most significant breakthroughs in medicine in a century.
And it all started in Canada.
In fact, it was on this day, February 1, 1961, that Canadian scientists Drs. Till & McCulloch first published their ground-breaking findings in the journal Radiation Research that set in motion a series of scientific discoveries around the world that continue to transform how we care for the people we love that face chronic illness and injuries.
This is something we should be extraordinarily proud of — something you should be extraordinarily proud of. And we have a few things to help you celebrate.
- Click here to download a 50th anniversary email footer and help the world celebrate this discovery with you.
- Have a blog or a website? Add this special 50th anniversary image and help bring awareness to this important discovery.
- Give many presentations? If so, we’ve created a slide you can use to celebrate the anniversary. Feel free to use it as often as you like.
- Have a Facebook page? (Of course you do.) Change your image to this 50th anniversary logo.
This is the beginning of an exciting year. A year when we look back in awe of how far we’ve come since stem cells were first discovered. A year when we look foward to the breakthroughs that will emerge in the next 50 years. A year that we put our collective effort into supporing Canada’s extraordinary strength in stem cell science.