There are a growing number of predatory clinics in California and around the US, offering unproven stem cell therapies. For patients seeking a legitimate therapy it can often be hard finding a reliable clinic, one offering treatments based on the rigorous science required in a clinical trial sanctioned by the US Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading CIRM’s Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Given High Profile Role in Clinical Trials Network

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One of the hottest areas in cancer research right now is the use of CAR-T treatments. These use the patient’s own re-engineered immune system cells to target and kill the tumor. But the thing that makes it so appealing – using the patient’s own cells – also makes it really complicated and expensive. Creating a … Continue reading An off-the-shelf cancer killer

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With more than 17,000 members from nearly 100 countries, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is an organization composed of clinicians and scientists around the world working to conquer various blood diseases. Currently, they are having their 61st Annual ASH Meeting to highlight some of the exciting work going on in the field. Four of … Continue reading Four CIRM Funded Trials Release Results at 2019 ASH Meeting

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Several weeks ago, we asked all of you to submit questions related to stem cell research in order to get them answered by experts in the field right here in our office. Your responses have been remarkable and we have gotten some really great questions we are excited to answer in live time. These questions … Continue reading Join us December 12th for our Facebook Live Event – Ask the Stem Cell Experts

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Problems with blood stem cells, a type of stem cell in your bone marrow that gives rise to various kinds of blood cells, can sometimes result in blood cancer as well as genetic and autoimmune diseases. It is because of this that researchers have looked towards blood stem cell transplants, which involves replacing a person’s … Continue reading Two CIRM supported studies highlighted in Nature as promising approaches for blood disorders

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Blood stem cells are a vital part of us. They create all the other kinds of blood cells in our body and are used in bone marrow transplants to help people battling leukemia or other blood cancers. The problem is growing these blood stem cells outside the body has always proved challenging. Up till now. … Continue reading Researchers create a better way to grow blood stem cells

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With Thanksgiving and Black Friday approaching in the next couple of days, we wanted to give thanks to all the scientists hard at work during this holiday weekend. Science does not sleep–the groundbreaking research and experiments that are being conducted do not take days off. There are tasks in the laboratory that need to be … Continue reading What to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: scientists hard at work

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There are many players who have a key role in helping make a stem cell therapy work. The scientists who develop the therapy, the medical team who deliver it and funders like CIRM who provide the money to make this all happen. But vital as they are, in some therapies there is another, even more … Continue reading The Most Important Gift of All

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When someone thinks of machine learning, the first thing that comes to mind might be the technology used by Netflix or Hulu to suggest new shows based on their viewing history. But what if this technology could be applied towards advancing the field of regenerative medicine? Thanks to a CIRM funded study, a team of … Continue reading Machine learning used to pattern stem cells – a vital step in organ modeling

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It’s always satisfying to see two projects you have supported for a long time do well. That’s particularly true when the projects in question are targeting conditions that have no other effective therapies. This week we learned that a clinical trial we funded to help people with spinal cord injuries continues to show benefits. This … Continue reading Good news for two CIRM-supported therapies

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