Stories of hope and scientific progress in the CIRM Annual Report
Posted: June 20, 2011
I know all this because it's in the just-published annual report. You can read the stories here, along with letters from Governing Board chair Robert Klein and President Alan Trounson.
My favorite part of every annual report is the focus on patient advocates and their stories. This year, we feature people living with (or caring for) those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), Huntington's disease, HIV/AIDS, epidermolysis bullosa and stroke, as well as a follow-up story on a woman living with a form of pre-leukemia who we featured in last year's report. She's doing well on a new therapy that came out of CIRM-funded research.
The patients and their stories keep CIRM scientists' focus where it belongs -- on developing new therapies for chronic disease and injury.