China surpasses Canada in stem cell advances: report
Margaret Munro, Canwest News Service Published: Thursday, January 07, 2010
Stem cells that were extracted from cow bone marrow is cultured in petri dishes J.P. Moczulski for National Post Stem cells that were extracted from cow bone marrow is cultured in petri dishes
China is seen as a wild frontier when it comes to unproven stem cell treatments, but a new report says it has surpassed Canada with legitimate and dramatic advances in the field.
Scientists in China, many of them trained at North American and European universities, published 1,116 articles on stem cells in international peer-reviewed journals in 2008, up from just 37 papers in 2000, says a team at the University of Toronto documenting China’s aggressive bid to become a major player in regenerative medicine.
China has now surpassed Canada and Australia to become the world’s fifth most prolific contributor to the exploding field that promises repair for ailing organs and tissues, the report says.