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California Stem Cell Agency Directors Conclude Meeting

Directors of the California stem cell agency adjourned their meeting today at 12:09 p.m. PDT. A story on the discussion of the Trounson Affair will be carried shortly.

California Stem Cell Report
$1.2 Million for UC Stem Cell Researchers

Directors of the California stem cell agency today approved $1.2 million for two University of California researchers to continue pursuing their work on Huntington’s Disease and corneal problems.


The awards went to Leslie Thompson of UC Irvine and Sophie Deng of UCLA. Thompson received $505,717 for her work on Huntington’s Disease (see here and...

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Groundwater Deficit out West

Jul 24, 2014
Groundwater Deficit out West

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California Environmentalists and Health Groups Unite, Call on Gov. Brown to Halt Fracking

Jul 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. July 24, 2014 - The California environmental movement today declared its unanimity in calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking in the state. Environmental leaders sent a letter signed by more than 70 environmental and health organizations to the governor urging him to be a true climate leader and place...

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$5 Million Sliced from California’s Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Program

Directors of the California stem cell agency today cut $5 million from their $70 million plan to create a series of Alpha stem cell clinics aimed at making the Golden State the leading location in the world for stem cell therapies.


On a 6-1-1 vote, the directors trimmed the effort, much touted by former...

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California Court Rules Against Dangerous Oil Development Near Pinnacles National Park

Jul 24, 2014

MONTEREY, CA, July 23, 2014 - Citing concerns about water use and contamination, a Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled that San Benito County unlawfully approved a dangerous new oil-development project near Pinnacles National Park that could result in hundreds of wells being drilled in important agricultural and wildlife habitat in the Salinas...

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CIRM Says No Ilegality in Trouson Affair

The California stem cell agency today said its limited investigation has determined that no laws were violated when the StemCells, Inc., which holds a $19.3 million award from the agency, appointed the agency's former president to the company's board.M...

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15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

Jul 24, 2014
15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

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Researchers examine a dead blue whale killed from a collision by a ship. Photo by Craig Hayslip, Oregon...

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Bluefin Tuna Continue at Historic Lows as Feds Weigh Pacific Fishing Ban

Jul 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2014 — The National Marine Fisheries Service opened a public process today to determine whether to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna, which have suffered a 96 percent decline since large-scale fishing began. The action followed the Center for Biological Diversity's rulemaking petition sent in April.

The Pacific bluefin population's historic...

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California Stem Cell Report
Trounson Appointment Comments Begin CIRM Directors Meeting

The governing board of the $3 billion California stem cell agency this morning began its meeting at 9:08 a.m. with an immediate comment on the Trounson Affair.Board Chairman Jonathan Thomas reiterated the steps taken by the agency so far and said maint...

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