Stem Cell

California Stem Cell Report
Correction

The "birthday party" item Nov. 20, 2014, incorrectly stated that Anne Holden wrote CIRM blog piece on the "bubble boy" researchat UCLA. It was actually Todd Dubnicoff who wrote the article on the agency's blog, The Stem Cellar.

California Stem Cell Report
Birthday Party for California’s 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

Birthday Party for California’s 10-year-old Stem Cell Research Program

Fred Lesikar, a heart attack victim aided by
a CIRM-backed cell treatment
CIRM photo
The California stem cell agency today celebrated its 10thbirthday with a media event in Los Angeles where its supporters declared that the effort marked “one of the seminal events in the history of medical research.”


Attending the...

California Stem Cell Report
Correction

The 10th anniversary media event item today incorrectly said that the news conference will be at UCLA. It will be at USC.

California Stem Cell Report
10th Anniversary Media Event Tomorrow in Los Angeles for California Stem Cell Agency

The $3 billion California stem cell agency will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a media event tomorrow in Los Angeles aimed at demonstrating the impact of the Golden State’s research program.


The news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. PST, and members of the public can listen in by dialing 866-528-2256 with a participant code...

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A Look at Spinal Cord Injury Treatments from California’s Stem Cell Agency

The California stem cell agency today took to the Internet to conduct a nearly hour-long video briefing concerning the state of stem cell treatments for spinal cord injury.



The Google Hangout event featured Jane Lebkowski, president of research and development for Asterias Biotherapeutics of Menlo Park, Ca., which is involved in an early...

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California’s Grand, $3 Billion Stem Cell Experiment: An Evaluation at Age 10

The $3 billion California stem cell agency turns 10 this month, an anniversary that naturally raises the question of what has it done for the first decade of its life.


Today The Sacramento Bee published an anniversary overview of the agency written by the publisher of this blog, David Jensen.  However, as...

California Stem Cell Report
Ten Year Performance of Stem Cell Agency: Top Execs’ Comments

Here is the text of what Jonathan Thomas, chairman of the California stem cell agency, and Randy Mills, president of the agency, had to say about its performance over the last 10 years.


Their remarks came after the agency was asked for comments from them for an article that appeared in The Sacramento...

California Stem Cell Report
The California Stem Cell Agency Numbers

The California Stem Cell Agency Numbers

​For today’s 10-year anniversary piece in The Sacramento Bee on the California stem cell agency, the agency was asked for statistics and numbers that would be useful in illustrating what it believes is the progress of the program.


The freelance article was written by David Jensen, publisher of this blog. Given the space limitations...

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Comments From the First President of the California Stem Cell Agency

Comments From the First President of the California Stem Cell Agency

The following is the text of what Zach Hall, the first president of the California stem cell agency and who served from 2005 to 2007, had to say about its performance over the last decade.


Hall, who is retired and currently on the board of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, developed the California...

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CIRM Board Member Sheehy on Stem Cell Agency Performance

CIRM Board Member Sheehy on Stem Cell Agency Performance

The following is the text of what Jeff Sheehy, a 10-year veteran of the governing board of the California stem cell agency, had to say about its performance over the last decade.


He commented for a piece written by David Jensen, the publisher of this blog, that appeared in today's edition of The...

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