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/


We’ll Be Back Soon: The Lure of the Sea is Calling

Mar 17, 2016

The California Stem Cell Report will be going dark for a week or so while it takes a slow boat along the west coast of Mexico.The passage is south from Mazatlan aboard the sailing vessel Hopalong, which has been the home of this writer and his spouse f...

California Stem Cell Board Finishes Today’s Business

Mar 16, 2016

Directors of the California stem cell adjourned their meeting this afternoon at 2:39 p.m. PDT. This concludes our coverage of today's session.

California Awards $37 Million for Stem Cell Research; Parkinson’s Grant Deferred After Emotional Session

Mar 16, 2016

Directors of the California stem cell agency today approved nearly $37 million for translational stem cell research into possible therapies for afflictions ranging from cancer to Canavan disease.

The vote came routinely after a lengthy and sometimes emotional discussion involving an $8 proposal for Parkinson's disease from Scripps Institute in La Jolla that was rejected...

California Okays $7.3 Million for Stem Cell Research Related to Duchenne’s and Immunodeficiencies

Mar 16, 2016

Directors of the California stem cell this morning awarded $4.3 million to researchers at UC San Francisco and $3 million to Capricor, Inc., of Beverly Hills for clinical trial-related research for therapies connected respectively to an extremely rare ...

Directors of the California Stem Cell Agency Open Meeting

Mar 16, 2016

The meeting of the governing board of the California stem cell agency began at 9:10 a.m. PDT this morning with the roll call and pledge of allegiance.

Ethics to Eye Disease: Presentations This Morning at California Stem Cell Agency Meeting

Mar 16, 2016

Here are links to a couple of presentations on the agenda for today's meeting of the governing of the $3 billion California stem cell agency.Ethics presentation by James Harrison, general counsel to the agenda: Topics include conflicts of interest and ...

Read All About It! Gavel-to-gavel Coverage of Today’s California’s Stem Cell Agency Session, Researchers to Receive $44 Million

Mar 16, 2016

Check in right here all day-long on the California Stem Cell Report for all the news and information out of the meeting this morning of the governing board of the $3 billion California stem cell agency.Directors are slated to give away $44 million for ...

Going for the Gold: Pitches for $12.5 Million in Rejected Stem Cell Research Applications

Mar 15, 2016
Going for the Gold: Pitches for $12.5 Million in Rejected Stem Cell Research Applications

Highlights

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IOM team member appeal
New information on application

Olympic gold medalist, one of “America’s Top Doctors” and the head of the Scripps Institute’s stem cell program are lobbying the California stem cell agency this week to fund requests for $12.5 million in research grants. 

The two different grants have been rejected by the agency’s blue-ribbon...

Listen in on the $3 Billion California Stem Cell Agency; $44 Million Meeting Available on the Internet

Mar 13, 2016

People around the world will have a chance to follow every minute this week of the meeting of the governing board of the $3 billion stem cell agency, which is expected to give away $44 million to chase therapies for everything from cancer to Canavan di...

Update on California’s Bob Klein: Former Chair of Stem Cell Agency at White House dinner, in Reno Apartment Construction Deal

Mar 11, 2016
Update on California’s Bob Klein: Former Chair of Stem Cell Agency at White House dinner, in Reno Apartment Construction Deal

Robert Klein, who is regarded by some as the father of California’s $3 billion stem cell research effort, surfaced in the news this week both in the White House and Reno.

Robert Klein, White House
news pool photo
The occasion in the White House was

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