Archive for June, 2010

Local stem cell grants total $7M

Local researchers have been awarded grants totaling more than $7 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Martin Marsala, a professor of anesthesiology at the UCSD School of Medicine, was awarded $1.3 million to develop methods to prolong the survival of therapeutic stem cells grafted to the central nervous system. UCSD professor of biology Yang Xu, an immunologist …

Stem cell therapy produces instant results for local boy

Island parents Faedra Campbell and Chris Jason returned from Germany just six weeks ago, but the trip is already showing good results for their son who has lived with cerebral palsy for six years.

It’s easy to be misled on stem cell research

The recent announcement that the Pontifical Council for Culture and an international biopharmaceutical company will work together on adult stem-cell research is good — but not great — news.

Method For Tracking Adult Stem Cells As They Regress

Cell reprogramming calls The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to mind. It’s a new technology that uses molecular therapy to coax adult cells to revert to an embryonic stem cell-like state, allowing scientists to later re-differentiate these cells into specific types with the potential to treat heart attacks or diseases such as Parkinson’s…

Cardio3 BioSciences reports positive data from C-Cure stem cell therapy clinical trial for heart failure

Cardio3 BioSciences, a leading Belgian biotechnology company specialising in regenerative therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, today announces positive safety data and preliminary efficacy results from its clinical trial of C-Cure(R), a breakthrough stem cell therapy for heart failure.

Calif. Stem Cell Group’s New Strategy Would ‘Expand’ Research Grants, Increase Outreach

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Golden State’s stem-cell agency, has unveiled a revised draft strategy that seeks over the next eight years to increase funding opportunities for biotech companies performing stem-cell research, perform more public and legislative outreach, and hire additional grant reviewers.

Lawsuit Against Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Policy Reinstated

A lawsuit against public funding of embryonic stem cell research was revitalized Friday.

Why should stem cell growth be limited in the breast?

Why should stem cell growth be limited in the breast? Is it because it may lead to breast cancer?

UCSD team gets $11.5 million for stem cell research on Lou Gehrig’s disease

Embracing the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts, an $11.5 million “disease team” grant has been awarded to UC San Diego to fast track stem-cell research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The goal is to advance basic research to human clinical trials within four years. Funding is from the California Institute for …

$11.5 million grant to aid UCSD stem cell researchers tackling Lou Gehrig’s disease

Embracing the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts, an $11.5 million “disease team” grant has been awarded to UC San Diego to fast track stem-cell research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The goal is to advance basic research to human clinical trials within four years. Funding is from the California Institute for …