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How to be a CIRM Stem Cell Champion Patients suffering from incurable diseases don’t have the luxury of being patient. Their lives depend on the speedy development of new therapies. That’s why our mission at CIRM is to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs.  Through CIRM funding of top-notch stem cell research – some of which is already […]

Growing Stem Cell Research in California: Todd McDevitt Lab, Gladstone Institutes

California’s Stem Cell Agency (CIRM) has catalyzed the growth of stem cell research by helping recruit scientists to the state. In this video, we feature Dr. Todd McDevitt, a leading biomedical engineer in stem cell research who recently moved to California as a Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. Photos and microscopy images […]

Stem Cell Cure for “Bubble Baby” Disease (SCID), Pioneered by UCLA’s Don Kohn

On November 18th, 2014, a UCLA research team led by Donald Kohn, M.D., announced a breakthrough gene therapy and stem cell cure for “bubble baby” disease, or severe combined immunodefiency (SCID). Babies born with SCID lack an immune system and have no ability to fight off infections so even a minor cold could be deadly. […]

Video Tribute to Duane Roth

The sudden and tragic death of Duane Roth has deeply saddened everyone at CIRM. Duane was more than just a valued member of our governing board, he was also a good friend and someone who played a hugely important role in shaping the decisions we made. Duane died August 3rd from injuries sustained in a […]

States like California free stem cell scientists from legal and funding uncertainties

In this video shot at the 11th annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Don Gibbons of California’s Stem Cell Agency talks to Aaron Levine of Georgia Tech about his work looking at how state funding impacts research. He basically says that states like California help boost research because they free […]

Alpha Stem Cell Clinics: Delivering a New Kind of Medicine

CIRM’s Alpha Stem Cell Clinics white paper is now available. CIRM convened a workshop on November 14 and 15, 2012, in Palo Alto, California, to discuss the creation of a sustainable footprint of excellence in clinical research for advancing the testing and delivery of effective and safe stem cell-based therapies. The group comprised ~70 scientists, […]

Huntington’s Advocates Celebrate New Stem Cell Research Funding

This two minute video captures the excitement of the Huntington’s disease patient advocate and research community when the CIRM governing board approved the Disease Team II awards on July 26th, 2012. Among the awardees is UC Davis’ Dr. Vicki Wheelock whose project team aims to use their $19 million grant to bring a stem cell-based […]

$18 Million ALS Research Grant for Stem Cell Therapy Applauded by ALS Advocates

On July 26th 2012, the governing board of California’s Stem Cell Agency approved an $18 million Disease Team research grant that aims to bring a stem cell-based ALS treatment to clinical trials. The project team is led by Clive Svendsen, PhD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute and chair of the California ALS Research […]

Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Research | CIRM Workshop

The field of tissue engineering seeks to develop tools and methods for the replacement or regeneration of human organs and tissues to treat disease or injury. CIRM held a workshop to discuss opportunities where the field of stem cell research could interface with tissue engineering.

Jonathan Thomas: What everyone at the World Stem Cell Summit should know about CIRM

Jonathan Thomas, CIRM governing board chair, sits down with CIRM  at the World Stem Cell Summit booth to talk about what he wants all attendees to learn about CIRM at the meeting. The agency has 44 projects in 26 diseases in various stages of working toward clinical trials. He hopes meeting attendees get a sense […]

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