Video Topic: CIRM News Briefs


Diabetes: Advancing Stem Cell Therapies – 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting

Eugene Brandon speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about Viacyte’s efforts to develop a stem cell based treatment for diabetes. CIRM has awarded Viacyte $26 million to support their diabetes program which aims to bring a therapy to clinical trials. Brandon is director of strategic relations and project management at Viacyte, Inc.

HIV/AIDS: Advancing Stem Cell Therapies: 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting

Paula Cannon speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about a stem cell-based therapy for HIV/AIDS. Cannon is a co-principle investigator on a disease team that has the goal of engineering a person’s own bone marrow to make the cells resistant to HIV. See all videos from the 2011 CIRM grantee meeting Read more about […]

Leukemia: Advancing Stem Cell Therapies – 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting

Daniel Goff speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about identifying potential leukemia drugs that could zero-in on and kill the cancer stems cells that are thought to be responsible for relapse after chemotherapy treatment. Goff is a CIRM Scholar and PhD student at UC San Diego.

Parkinson’s Disease: Advancing Stem Cell Therapies – 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting

Olga Momcilovic speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about the use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to better understand the causes of Parkinson’s and to develop therapies. Momcilovic is a CIRM Scholar and postdoctoral research fellow at the Buck Institute located in Novato, California.

Stem Cell Innovations: Tools to Advance Therapies – 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting

Eric Teasley speaks at the 2011 CIRM Grantee Meeting about developing the next generation of cell sorting machines that improve the purification of specific stem cells from, say, a blood sample. These devices will be vital for treatment strategies that use a patient’s own stem cells. Teasley is a CIRM Scholar and a MD/PhD student […]

21st Century Stem Cell Scientists: The CIRM Creativity Awards

Smarts, education and hard work will get you far, but the big leaps in science take something more — creativity. That’s the thinking behind an innovative CIRM-funded summer program that encourages the most creative high school students to spend time working in a stem cell lab. The CIRM Creativity Awards recipients met in Oakland on […]

CIRM Bridges: Training the Next Generation of Stem Cell Scientists

The CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Awards are training the next generation of stem cell scientists and laboratory technicians by funding courses and research internships for undergraduates and masters-level students. At the 2011 CIRM Bridges Trainee Meeting, 160 students from the 16 Bridges programs presented posters that describe the research results from their internships […]

Valentine’s Day Stem Cell Wish: Mending Broken Hearts

These embryonic stem cells in a lab dish form beating heart tissue. CIRM grantees are working to develop new therapies for heart disease based on these cells. For more info visit our the CIRM heart failure fact sheet. Beating heart tissue courtesy of The Exploratorium¬† and the laboratory of Bruce Conklin at the Gladstone Institute […]

CIRM Bridges: Building California’s Stem Cell Research Workforce

CIRM has given out 16 Bridges to Stem Cell Research Awards to state universities and community colleges across California to help train the next generation of stem cell scientists and laboratory technicians. The Bridges program funds courses and internships for undergraduate and masters-level students.

Bringing Stem Cell Cures to the Clinic: UC Davis GMP Facility

In Spring 2008, CIRM gave $272 million for the construction of twelve stem cell research facilities in California. The University of California, Davis was one of the recipients of this Major Facilities grant. Their $20 million award is supporting construction of the new Institute for Regenerative Cures.¬† This 60,000 sqare foot building will include a […]