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2009-10-28 15:02:00

RICHMOND, Calif. Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today that the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has granted a $14.5 million Disease Team Research Award to develop an AIDS-related lymphoma therapy based on the application of its zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) gene-editing technology in stem cells. The four year grant supports an innovative research project conducted by a multidisciplinary team of investigators led by...

2009-06-26 17:03:00

Key 'Little Hoover' Recommendations Follow Consumer Watchdog's Proposals SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's good government agency, The Little Hoover Commission, today called for management and structural reforms at the state stem cell agency after an eight-month study. Key Commission recommendations follow many proposals made by Consumer Watchdog in testimony to the panel last November. The Commission said the oversight board for the California Institute...

2009-05-20 13:31:00

NIH Should Fix Standards to Allow Use of Current Stem Cell Lines SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- -- Regulations governing stem cell research proposed by the Obama Administration -- unless modified before final implementation on July 1 -- prohibit federal funding of important research that had received funding under the Bush Administration, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit group called on the National Institutes of Health to change the...

2009-03-25 13:44:00

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Ching-Hua Wang, Chair of Biology, Geology and Nursing, and Director of the MS Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Program at California State University Channel Islands, was recently awarded a grant of $1,733,406 from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) as a part of their Bridges to Stem Cell Research program. CSUCI was one of 11 universities statewide to receive funding from the program. "We are thrilled to have been...

2009-03-09 12:33:00

Lauds Lifting of Ban and Calls on President Obama to Follow Policies Established by California Stem Cell Agency SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today praised President Obama for lifting Bush era restrictions on federal funding of stem cell research and called on him to implement further policy changes that would allow taxpayers to share in any profits from research they have funded. In a letter to President Obama, the nonpartisan nonprofit Consumer...

2009-01-12 13:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's ethics commission has found that a member of the state stem cell agency's oversight board violated ethics rules when he intervened with agency staff members in attempt to win a research grant for his institution, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. In a three-page warning letter for Burnham President John Reed, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) found that "Dr. Reed intended to influence a decision that...

2008-12-16 10:15:11

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state's stem cell agency, this week awarded two University of California, Berkeley, researchers new grants totaling $1.8 million to create new tools to speed the translation of basic stem cell research into clinical therapies.Robert Tjian, professor of molecular and cell biology and newly appointed director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and David Schaffer, professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering, will...

2008-11-07 12:00:23

Aldagen, a biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary regenerative cell therapies, and UC Davis Health System have announced that they will collaborate to explore the activity of Aldagen's unique adult stem cell population in a preclinical model of ischemic stroke. Aldagen will be collaborating with Martha O'Donnell, a professor of physiology and membrane biology, and with Jan Nolta, director of the new UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures - a facility supported by the California...

2008-10-12 21:00:25

By Sandy Kleffman Universities throughout California will soon embark on an unprecedented, $830 million building blitz to create laboratories for stem cell science. Financed with voter-approved bond money, the facilities will free scientists to do work opposed by the Bush administration. The construction boom is beginning at a time when many predict that a new president -- whether Barack Obama or John McCain -- will lift federal restrictions on embryonic stem cell research after the...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

Billionaire helps to build U.S. largest stem cell research center at Stanford LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Stanford University School of Medicine will build the nation's largest stem cell research center, thanks to a 75-million-U.S.-dollar donation from Business Wire founder Lorry I. Lokey, the medical school announced on Monday. Lokey's gift to Stanford's school of medicine will help build a 200,000-square-foot facility that will be known as the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research...