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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...

2008-10-06 12:00:42

Lorry I. Lokey, the Business Wire founder and philanthropist, is giving $75 million to the Stanford University School of Medicine to help build what is expected to be the nation's largest center for stem cell research, the medical school announced Oct. 6. Lokey's gift will help give rise to a 200,000-square-foot facility that will be known as the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building. The modern, four-story building along Campus Drive will house 350 scientists working together to...

2008-09-16 09:00:52

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine today announced that it has received a generous $30 million donation from T. Denny Sanford of South Dakota. In recognition of the donation, the Consortium is now known as the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. The funds provided by Sanford, combined with a $43 million major facilities grant awarded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) earlier this year, will be used to...

2008-08-28 18:00:51

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state stem cell agency, issued the following statement regarding the research published today in Nature by a team from Harvard that showed it is possible to take a type of adult pancreas cell that doesn't normally produce insulin and reprogram them to produce insulin. CIRM applauds the creativity and value in the research reported and shares the excitement in the promise it might hold. However, it emphatically refutes...

2008-08-13 18:00:43

A fifth young scientist from the Stanford University School of Medicine has received funding from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine through its efforts to foster the next generation of stem cell researchers. Ching-Pin Chang, MD, PhD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, was awarded $3.1 million over a five-year period for his proposal to investigate the role of stem cells in the restenosis, or narrowing, of coronary arteries enlarged by angioplasty. The...

2008-08-13 12:00:56

The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) will hold its annual Stem Cell Action Awards dinner on Monday, September 22, at Alliant Energy Center as part of the 2008 World Stem Cell Summit in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2008 awards dinner is underwritten by Promega Corporation. Through the Stem Cell Action Awards, the Genetics Policy Institute recognizes organizations and individuals who have most positively impacted the stem cell community. The 2008 honorees include: Wisconsin Governor...

2008-06-27 21:02:30

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers received approximately $5.6 million on June 27 from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine in awards designed to support the creation of new pluripotent human stem cell lines. All four of Stanford's applicants were funded. The researchers received multiyear grants of about $1.4 million each as part of CIRM's newest round of awards. The awards support two types of research. One is the creation of new human embryonic stem cell...


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