David Jensen

Writing from the perspective of more than three decades in the news business, Jensen brings a background in business and government to bear on the $3 billion California stem cell agency. Now retired, his career included a 10-year stint as executive business editor of The Sacramento Bee, legislative coverage for United Press International and two years as a press aide to Gov. Jerry Brown during his first term in office. Jensen has covered the stem cell agency since its inception from his sailboat/home located south of the border with visits to California from time to time.

Web Site: http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/


California’s Stem Cell Directors Adjourn, More News Coming up Tomorrow

Mar 26, 2015

The directors of the California stem cell agency have adjourned their meeting in Berkeley. We do not expect additional stories today but will have more tomorrow including an update on the agency's search for a new home and an overview of the progress o...

$25 Million for Stem Cell Research Plus Sharp Criticism of California Stem Cell Board

Mar 26, 2015
$25 Million for Stem Cell Research Plus Sharp Criticism of California Stem Cell Board

The California stem cell agency today approved $25.2 million for preclinical research aimed at speeding development of therapies for afflictions that include arthritis, Alzheimer's and “bubble boy” syndrome.



The action came during an agency governing board session that was marked by sharp criticism from an executive with a La Jolla firm associated with...

California Stem Cell Awards $7.7 Million for Therapy to Alter Arthritis Progress

Mar 26, 2015

The governing board of the California stem cell agency today approved $7.7 million to develop the first therapy that would alter the progression of osteoarthritis.

The action came on a proposal by Daryll D’Lima of Scripps Health, whose application was rejected earlier by reviewers of the agency and its staff. 

D’Lima told the board that arthritis is the No....

California Okays $1.7 Million for Alzheimer’s Treatment

Mar 26, 2015

Directors of the California stem cell agency today all but approved a $1.7 million award to a Salk researcher to develop a therapy that would alter the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

The action came on a 11-1-1 vote.

Researcher David Schubert of the Salk Institute appealed to the board to overturn rejection of the proposal by...

Voting Conflict List on California Stem Cell Preclinical Awards

Mar 26, 2015

Here is the list of California stem cell agency directors with conflicts of interest on today's preclinical research awards. The list comes from the stem cell agency. The directors on the list are not allowed to vote on the applications in question. &n...

$32 Million or $16 Million for California Preclinical Stem Cell Research?

Mar 26, 2015

The California stem cell agency board has begun discussion of the preclinical awards to be approved today. Reviewers approved five grants totaling $15.8 million. Three rejected researchers are asking the board to approve another $16 million. The board ...

Four Applications Submitted Under CIRM 2.0 Fast-track Plan

Mar 26, 2015

CIRM President Randy Mills has begun his update on the status of CIRM 2.0 and has even mentioned the possibility of CIRM 2.1 in the not too distant future. His slides can be found here.He said the first application under CIRM 2.0 will be sent to the fu...

California Stem Cell Board Begins Meeting

Mar 26, 2015

The governing board of the California stem cell agency opened its meeting at 9:07 PDT this morning with its usual pledge of allegiance and roll call. The meeting in Berkeley was scheduled to start at 9 a.m

An Update on California’s New Fast-Track Stem Cell Research Plan

Mar 26, 2015
An Update on California’s New Fast-Track Stem Cell Research Plan

This morning's session of the governing board of the $3 billion California stem cell agency has not yet begun but the agency has just posted the presentation slides to be used by its president, Randy Mills. Most of Mills's presentation deals with ...

Coming Up This Morning: Gavel to Gavel Coverage of California Stem Cell Meeting

Mar 26, 2015

The 29-member governing board of California's $3 billion stem cell research effort, the only such organization of its size in the nation, meets at 9 a.m. PDT in Berkeley to award millions of dollars and to ratify radical changes in the way it operates....

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