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2010-04-09 09:49:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in the field of regenerative medicine spoke about the potential to transform medicine through new treatments that focus not just on treating disease - but on cures - at the first annual Translational Regenerative Medicine Forum. Attended by more than 400 people from across the world, the event was sponsored by the Regenerative Medicine Foundation. "We are excited to bring together representatives from all facets of this...

2010-03-12 11:15:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newswise -- What regenerative medicine therapies are being applied to patients today? What hurdles stand between stem cell therapies and real treatments in the clinic? Keynote speakers at the upcoming inaugural Translational Regenerative Medicine Forum will discuss these topics as well as provide an update on various national and regional stem cell initiatives. The forum, set for April 6-8 in Winston-Salem, is an annual event to focus...

2009-12-10 18:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Kornberg Associates | Architects (www.kornberg.com) has converted part of an existing building (Keen Hall), including a previously unused covered open area, into an innovative stem cell core facility for the University of California, Riverside. Ken Kornberg, president and founder, made the announcement. "A key project element was to ensure that although the facility was integrated into the campus security system, access control is independent from the...

2009-10-28 16:39:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Novocell, Inc., a preclinical stage diabetes company, today announced that it will receive a Disease Team award totaling $20 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The Disease Team includes a group of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), led by Dr. Jeff Bluestone, which is contracted to receive $2.8 million. The funding will advance Novocell's development of a first in kind cellular therapy for...

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...


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