An article at Betterhumans notes that the Canadian Institute of Health Research is moving ahead with funding embryonic stem cell research. They were holding off while Canadian politicians debated a ban on this research, but the bill has still not passed. So the CIHR is forging ahead as they had said they would -- good for them! This research is essential to the future of regenerative medicine (and you can find out more on stem cells from this introductory section at the very useful InfoAging). Every year it is delayed is another year of uncured diseases and deaths from age-related conditions.