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Stem Cell Research

Melanoma Cancer vs. The California Stem Cell Program: Disease-a-week Challenge #10

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

In the classic movie GOLDFINGER, James Bond is tied on his back to a table, while a buzzing crackling laser beam is just about to saw him in half. Bon...

Planned Parenthood Attack Campaign: Not Letting the Facts Get in the Way of Your Story

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

The trick of a carnival huckster is to distract you with the right hand so you don't see what the left hand is doing. The firestorm over the latest attack on healthcare provider Planned Parenthood is a classic example of how you can manufacture outlandish claims hidden by a mirage of genuine care and concern.

Brain Tumors vs. California Stem Cell Program: Disease-a-Week Challenge #8

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

When Vice President Joe Biden stood beside the coffin of his son Beau, it seemed the whole world took a breath. Every parent knew what he must be feeling: one of the most powerful men on Earth, and yet he could not save his son.

Cortisone: The End of an Era

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

There are, of course, times when healing won't occur and cortisone can be symptomatically helpful, but our job is to figure out how to promote healing in those tough situations as well as the more straightforward overuse cases.

Autism vs. the California Stem Cell Program

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

Before I met the boy who liked Stanford too much, I knew almost nothing about autism. I had seen the movie, RAINMAN, in which Dustin Hoffman played a...

For Genome Editing, Self-Regulation Beats a Government Ban

Techonomy | Posted 06.18.2015 | Science
Techonomy

Gene editing has been around for years, but CRISPR is a new version of it. Taken from a mechanism commonly used by bacteria to recognize invading viruses, it has proven remarkably useful and effective in altering other organisms since it was first adapted in 2012.

DISEASE-A-WEEK CHALLENGE #4: The California Stem Cell Program versus Arthritis

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

In the 1966 movie-so-bad-it-might-be-fun, 1966 BILLY THE KID VS. DRACULA, there is a scene that made me cringe, and not for the reasons the film-makers intended.

The California Stem Cell Program versus Vascular Disease

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

In the late 1960's, Olympic weightlifting was my life. I trained at Pennsylvania's York Barbell Club, where modern lifting essentially began, and wrote for their magazine, STRENGTH AND HEALTH. In those days, everybody who was anybody in lifting came to York, and I had the privilege of meeting many of our sport's greatest champions.

Disease-a-Week Challenge #1: How the California Stem Cell Program is Battling Lou Gehrig's Disease

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Last year, chronic disease cost America as much as all federal income tax and the national debt combined. Let me prove that.

Unlocking the Potential of Regenerative Medicine

Shinya Yamanaka | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Shinya Yamanaka

The future will almost certainly bring new and unexpected challenges. However, as we continue to add outstanding researchers and staff along with increasing support from the public and private sectors, I am determined to succeed in our mission, with the ultimate goal being to use iPS cell technology for patient care.

Eleni Antoniadou Wants To Change Medicine Forever -- And She's Only 27

HuffPost Greece | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

Eleni Antoniadou, 27, is an extraordinary young scientist who hopes to change the face of medicine. Named one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in...

'Facebook for Scientists' Could Change Science Research For Good -- And For The Better

HuffPost Germany | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

Ijad Madisch knows how quickly things can spread -- viruses, for example. The 34-year-old has studied pathogens, including at Harvard. Now he’...

Patient's Teeth Could Be Fix For Common Cause Of Blindness

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Science

Scientists have taken a key step toward the development of what could be a breakthrough treatment for corneal blindness, a condition that affects mill...

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Stem Cells and Children: A Conversation With Dr. Charles Cox

Robin L. Smith | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin L. Smith

One of the world's leading experts on cellular therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), Dr. Cox directs the Pediatric Surgical Translational Labora...

Have Scientists Finally Found A Cure For Hair Loss?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science

Hats off to researchers in California. They've taken what appears to be a big step toward the development of a cure for hair loss, a condition that af...

Al Jarreau Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Julie Spira | Posted 02.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Julie Spira

There was a time that conversations about stem cell research seemed as far into the future as everyday people booking vacation flights to the moon.

Bubble Baby Disease

Maria Shriver | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Shriver

I am convinced that stem cell research means we Baby Boomers will be the last generation to have to watch our parents die of Alzheimer's or watch our children die prematurely of sickle cell disease. Proposition 71 set this research in motion. Now we have to make sure this research keeps moving forward.

Blank Check for Government Intrusion? North Dakota's Amendment One Is Disguised Personhood Law

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The "Life Begins at Conception" Amendment is first and foremost intended to criminalize all abortions, at any stage: removing American women's Constitutionally-protected reproductive rights. Do they admit this? Usually not. But in a moment of candor...

Iowa and Stem Cells: Braley/Ernst Race has National Impact

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Thanks to embryonic stem cell research, and the strong support of Democrats like retiring Tom Harkin, (whom Joni Ernst hopes to replace), all three of these conditions are closer to cure right now.

Cloning Fraud on the Silver Screen

Pete Shanks | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

The stem-cell disgrace of Korean cloning fraudster Hwang Woo-suk has now inspired a movie. Whistle Blower opened in Korea this week. Names have been changed, and it's presented as fiction, but no one is even pretending it's not about the scientific "scandal of the century" that unfolded between 2004 and 2006.

A Book That Will Not Make Its Author Rich

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Books
Don C. Reed

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am well acquainted with both Tory Williams, author of the just-released book Inevitable Collision: The Inspiring S...

ALS: From the #IceBucketChallenge to Cures?

Robert N. Klein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert N. Klein

The latest research using stem cell therapy has emerged as one potential new treatment to help patients regain muscle movements and slow the progression of the disease.

A Tyrant? Not Exactly...

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Any ambitious path of executive action must be conducted in a manner consistent with the law and the appropriate role of coordinate branches. But should we snap to attention when we hear hyperventilating about his supposed abuse of power? At least so far, hardly.

This Is How You Discover The Real Meaning Of Life

Ray Flynn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

NBA and college basketball great Jimmy Walker once said to me, 'Ray, you were one of the best outside shooters in college basketball and the highest vote getter in Boston history, when you were Mayor of Boston, so now that you are out of politics and sports, does all that excitement and meaning in life come to an end? Basketball is over for me, so what happens next?'

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Not the Same Thing as Actually Supporting ALS Research

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Amanda Gutterman

My dad who died of ALS would be frustrated, as I am, that the Ice Bucket Challenge gives the political adversaries of scientific research a pretext to disguise their views and pretend they haven't made it harder to find a cure, for any disease at all.