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VA Under Fire for Gaps in Health Care for Women

Jun 1, 2015

Samina Iqbal, Director of the Palo Alto VA’s Women’s Health Center (left) plans patient care with registered nurse practitioner Ann Thrailkill (Center) and Women Veterans Program Manager Linda Kleinsasser (right). Photo: Lynn Graebner/CHR

By Lynn Graebner

Despite strides by the Veterans Health Administration to accommodate 400,000 women, the fastest growing population using VA hospitals and...

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California Stem Cell Report
NeoStem Stock Price Falls 22 Percent as It Seeks to Match California Stem Cell Grant

NeoStem Stock Price Falls 22 Percent as It Seeks to Match California Stem Cell Grant

NeoStem, Inc., has had a wild financial ride this past week with its stock price soaring and then plummeting in the wake of a nearly $18 million award last Thursday from the California stem cell agency.


The share price of the New York firm dropped 22 percent today after it announced that it was...

California Stem Cell Report
$15 Million for Calimmune and California Stem Cell HIV Trial

Calimmune, Inc., which has received $8.3 million from the California stem cell agency, today announced it has rustled up another $15 million to help out with the work that the agency is backing.


Calimmune of Tucson, Ariz., was co-founded by a former agency board member and Nobel Prize winner David Baltimore. It is currently engaged...

California Stem Cell Report
Cedars-Sinai Researcher Snags $5 Million for Stem Cell Eye Research

Cedars-Sinai Researcher Snags $5 Million for Stem Cell Eye Research

Another winner in last week's California stem cell awards was scientist Shaomei Wang of Cedars-Sinai, who will receive nearly $5 million for her work to find a treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. Shaomei Wang, Cedars photoThe board last Thurs...

California Stem Cell Report
Texas Scientist to Lead Melanoma Study Backed by $18 Million from California

NeoStem, Inc., yes­­­terday announced that University of Texas researcher Merrick Rosswill lead the skin cancer clinical trial that California has backed with nearly$18 million.


Ross is a professor of surgery and chief of the Melanoma Section, Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ross also has a...

HealthyCal.org
Sharing her story of mental illness

May 26, 2015

 By Daniel Weintraub

Elyn Saks has a story like one that millions of people hide from their friends, their co-workers and even their families. But she wants the world to know about it.

Saks suffers from a serious mental disorder. She has schizophrenia. “Everything about my past says I shouldn’t be here,” Saks says.

The post

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HealthyCal.org
No More “Terrible Choice”? Palliative Care on the Rise

May 26, 2015

By Matt Perry

It’s been called “The terrible choice” for the seriously ill. Choose hospice and imminent death… or treatment in hopes of a cure.

But not both.

That’s the choice many patients must make when faced with advanced serious illness. Those who choose to pursue a cure often go without palliative care, which provides the kind...

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California Stem Cell Report
NeoStem Sees Whopping Jump in Stock Price on $18 Million Backing from California

NeoStem Sees Whopping Jump in Stock Price on $18 Million Backing from California

A graphic depiction of trading on NeoStem stock last week.
Google chart
The stock price of NeoStem, Inc., shot up 28 percent in one day last week after the California stem cell agency approved a nearly $18 million grant to the firm for a potential therapy that “teaches the...

California Stem Cell Report
UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee

UC Davis Stem Cell Program Cited in Sacramento Bee

Here is one of the photos run by The Bee today with a story
about the UC Davis stem cell program.
The Sacramento Bee today published an article on the rise of UC Davis as a major stem cell research center, largely with a $130 million assist from...

Sue Wilson Reports
Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down

May 22, 2015
Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down

May 22, 2015 originally posted at BradBlog.comIt's been an entire year since the First Amendment suffered a gigantic blow as a result of the 2012 Scott Walker recall campaign in Wisconsin, though it's one that very few Americans above and beyond astute...

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