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Stem cells for autism: are we there yet?

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Autism affects millions of children in the U.S. alone; could stem cells for autism help? It is a perplexing spectrum of disorders with “autism” being an umbrella term for a host of related neurological illnesses. The negative impact of autism on our society transcends economics, but has been estimated at 10s of billions of dollars. …

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If Rick Perry is Prez what’s impact on stem cell research?

We have a running series here on The Niche on the Republican candidates including Rick Perry for the GOP nomination for President for the 2012 Election. I blogged about Romney here, Huntsman here, and talked about Tex Guv Perry’s own stem cell transplant here. I also discussed the Republican field more generally in my podcast …

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Stem Cells on Memorial Day: please read important Sac Bee article

As we celebrate Memorial Day we need to pay our respects to the servicemen and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for our country. I hope that in the future stem cell research can perhaps slightly lessen the burden on our servicepeople and their families through technologies to save the lives of …

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Opposing stem cell research is unpatriotic

I have an op-ed piece in today’s Sac Bee.  You can read it here. In the piece I highlight the amazing promise that stem cell technology holds for treating our wounded soldiers on the battlefield. I focus on the life saving areas of stem cell derived blood, spinal cord injury treatments, orthopedic injuries, and burn …

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Report: CIRM creates 8 jobs a day for California

A report will be issued today of the economic impact of CIRM on California. The Sac Bee and FierceBiotech are reporting on the economic infusion that CIRM has provided to the state. On average during its existence, CIRM has created 8 jobs day for the state of California. The jobs mostly consist not surprisingly of …

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