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Stem Cell Research

Michael Feinstein Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Julie Spira | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Julie Spira

With a goal of raising $20 million to establish the Heart and Stem Cell Center, a crowd of more than 500 guests gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA for the 9th annual Board of Governors Gala.

The Pera-Chen Method: Urinary Incontinence, and How Stem Cell Therapy May Defeat It

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Don C. Reed

Stem cell researcher Renee Reijo-Pera and uro-gynecologist Bertha Chen are working together on a research grant from the California stem cell program.

Climate Change, Food, and Hope

James Grundvig | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
James Grundvig

Modern society takes many things for granted. Food, for instance, appears on the shelves of our stores, keeping them fully stocked. Runs on Walmart st...

Cardiac Regeneration: Fixing a Broken Heart

Dr. Kenneth W. Liechty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Kenneth W. Liechty

Scientists are only beginning to understand the basics of cardiac regeneration. While there is not likely to be a sudden breakthrough, this research holds tremendous potential for the many people who otherwise face diminished quality of life or even imminent death.

Fighting the Killers: California Stem Cell Program Takes on Leukemia and Cancer

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science
Don C. Reed

Is one of these approaches (or a combination of them both) the answer to cancer? We cannot say. No one can predict the path or pace of science. But some things we can know. Without dedicated scientists like these, cure will not happen.

Stem Cell Researchers Report Major Breakthrough

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have succeeded in generating new stem cells in living mice and say their success opens up...

LOOK: Scientists Overseas Grow Human 'Mini Brains'

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 08.28.2013 | Science

The first complete living model of the developing human brain has been created in a lab dish. Researchers grew human stem cells in an environment th...

The Criminalization of Medical Care?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Now that he is running for governor, Cuccinelli appears to have put aside the personhood issue -- saying his focus is on " jobs and the economy" -- should he be taken seriously?

Where's the Beef? Reality Check on Test Tube Burger Baloney

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

The mega-PR blitz surrounding the burger seems almost as "yuck" to me as the idea of eating a burger grown in a lab. Scientists need to interact with the media more and talk directly to the public, but this went way too far to the extreme.

Just Don't Ask Where These Teeth Came From

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.01.2013 | Science

Need a new tooth? Chinese researchers may have developed a way to grow human teeth, but those in need of a replacement may be a bit turned off when th...

Kathy Ivey and the Great Stem Cell Research Training Grant

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.21.2013 | San Francisco
Don C. Reed

Seven years ago, the California stem cell research program was ready to give its very first grants. Voted into law in 2004, it had been delayed by law...

Big Step Forward For Stem Cell Therapy?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Researchers at Stanford University have made a discovery that could mean faster, more effective stem cell therapy in the future. In a study publish...

The Future of Regenerative Medicine

André Choulika | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
André Choulika

Just like the simple act of backing-up your computer has become routine, so too could the act of backing-up your stem cells now, before you regret not doing so in the future.

Of Starfish, Stem Cells and $70 Million: How California Therapies May Reach Patients Quicker

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science
Don C. Reed

The California stem cell program has developed 77 new stem cell methods. Among those efforts might be a way to ease diabetes, reverse Alzheimer's, or loosen the clutch of paralysis, but how can we afford the increasingly expensive safety tests? There may be a way.

Fertility Clinic Floats Idea of Human Cloning for Infertility

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

Human cloning is not so far-fetched any more. Cloning of the Star Wars variety where new copies of people (although they would be babies, not adults...

Has the Politics of Cloning Turned the Corner?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

A couple of weeks ago, after a group of scientists in Oregon announced that they had created a human blastocyst using techniques sometimes called cloning, something remarkable happened. Nothing.

What's STEM Got to Do With It?

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Julie Kantor

So what does STEM got to do with it? Why should 'we the people' care about STEM? It ties to everything, education, skills and to where the jobs are and will be

Stem Cell Advance May Bring New Treatments For Serious Illnesses

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such ill...

Cellular Alchemy: Converting Fibroblasts Into Heart Cells

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

This process of cellular alchemy is still in its infancy. It is one of the most exciting new areas in the field of regenerative medicine, because it shows how plastic cells are.

California "Bridges" Program Helps Young Scientists

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Don C. Reed

If you or someone you know wants to be a stem cell researcher, read this article carefully, because it could be a career-maker. To be a stem cell res...

Which Comes First: The Woman or Her Eggs?

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.18.2013 | Science
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

if we're going to support a "right to stem cell research," then we need to guarantee a right to health in the form of serious investment in egg donor safety. As it stands, we're crafting a pro-science policy arena that's not necessarily pro-health.

Famed Physicist Opens Up During Lab Tour

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Hawking toured a stem cell laboratory Tuesday where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's d...

Rob Portman, Nancy Reagan and the Empathy Deficit

Steven Conn | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Before the applause for Senator Portman grows too enthusiastic, let's also note that his embrace of marriage equality reveals a fundamental failure of empathy in the first place. After all, we ought to assume that if not for his gay son, Portman would still oppose gay marriage.

Science & The Catholic Church: A Brief History

Posted 03.12.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/11/2013 11:36 PM EDT on LiveScience Science and the Catholic Church share a long and somet...

U.S. Climate Warms for Stem Cell Research

Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Lauren Pecorino, Ph.D.

Advanced Cell Technology is seeking the go-ahead from the FDA to initiate the first clinical trials using the iPSC-derived cells later this year. They plan to produce platelets that can be used for blood-clotting diseases. It is time that stem cells gain their place in medicine.