University of Calgary

Stem cell research takes aim at mitochondrial disease

May 23, 2013

Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Jane Shearer, PhD, has received $50,000 funding to advance research into a cutting-edge stem cell technology that may potentially lead to therapies to treat mitochondrial diseases. Working with three clinical experts in neurology and genetics from the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Shearer will examine the feasibility of using stem cells to treat these types of diseases.

WHAT: Media availability regarding mitochondrial disease research and fundraising

WHEN: Friday May 24, 2013, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Human Performance Lab, second floor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary.

WHO: Jane Shearer, PhD, researcher; Blaine Penny, founder of Mito Canada.