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California Bets $55 Million on ‘Teabag’ Diabetes Treatment

California Bets $55 Million on ‘Teabag’ Diabetes Treatment

BERKELEY, Ca. -- California today beefed up its investment in a “teabag” therapy for diabetes, bringing the total to $55 million in an effort to develop a “virtual cure” for an affliction that affects 347 million people worldwide.

It is believed to be the largest direct investment that the state has ever made in a...

California Stem Cell Report
California Stem Meeting Begins in Berkeley

BERKELEY, Ca. -- Directors of the $3 billion California stem cell agency opened their meeting this morning at 10:04 a.m. PDT with a "teabag" cure for  diabetes on their minds.Also on tap is consideration of a proposal to ease problems with conflic...

California Stem Cell Report
Coverage of California Stem Cell Meeting, Plus an Ohio Participation Possibility

The California Stem Cell Report will bring you on-the-scene, live, gavel-to-gavel coverage tomorrow of the meeting of the directors of the Golden State’s $3 billion stem cell research program.

Directors are expected to approve $16.6 million for a “teabag” treatment for diabetes that is being developed by Viacycte, Inc., of San Diego.  Also...

Placer County Online
Runner tells DMV to stop overcharging tax

SACRAMENTO – George Runner today called upon California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to stop overcharging California consumers when they pay tax on their vehicle purchases. Runner said, “It’s outrageous that the State of California expects private citizens to do things right that government is doing wrong.” In a letter to DMV Director Jean Shiomoto, Runner writes: “I...

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Hog Farm Workers May Pose Community Bacteria Risk

Sep 9, 2014

By Fran Kritz Half of all workers in industrial hog farms may carry potentially harmful bacteria in their nostrils, which can remain with the workers for up to four days after they are first exposed, days longer than researchers believed the workers ha...

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Jenesse Center Offers Shelter from the Storm

Sep 8, 2014

By Pamela K. Johnson

Chanel, a petite African American woman with sleek hair and hazel eyes, trembles as she remembers the last time her husband beat her. He struck her with one chair and then another. “They broke on my body as I tried to hide my face…. When I went to the hospital, I...

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California Stem Cell Report
San Diego’s Viacyte Scoring Again with State Funding; Total Now Hits $55 Million

California’s stem cell research agency appears ready to pump another $16.6 million into a diabetes therapy effort that has already received $38.5 million from the Golden State.


At a total of more than $55 million, it is likely the single largest direct investment that the state of California has ever made in a business....

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Sexual Violence Prevention Team Trains Agricultural Workers

Sep 4, 2014

By Lily Dayton

In the foothills of the Pajaro Valley, dozens of nursery workers dressed in jeans and work boots file into a warehouse. It’s just past lunchtime on a weekday. Normally the workers would be heading back to the white-tented greenhouses to tend to the broccoli, chard and kale shoots that grow from nursery...

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California Stem Cell Report
Tightening the Revolving Door at the California Stem Cell Agency

Tightening the Revolving Door at the California Stem Cell Agency

Directors of the California stem cell agency next week will consider a proposal aimed at partially addressing revolving-door and conflict-of-interest problems at the $3 billion research enterprise.


The proposal comes in the wake of a wave of unfavorable publicity this summer that embarrassed the agency when its former president, Alan Trounson, was named...

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Deciphering Electronic Lab Results a Challenge for Some Patients

Sep 4, 2014

By Fran Kritz Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that some people, particularly those with poor number and health literacy skills, may not be able to understand the numbers on lab reports, or what steps may be needed as a result of th...

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