January 16, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

CIRM grants

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What do you read on the weekend? I wish for me it was at least in part some contemporary novel or science fiction, but that’s rare. More often than not it is almost all science. I do read the Sunday NY Times at least. I usually accumulate things during the week that I want to try to take a look at over the weekend (on top of the usual load of work like grant and paper reviews, writing of our own lab’s science, etc.) …Read More

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Scientific reviews and scores are in for CIRM’s Disease Team III RFA. We don’t know the identifies of the applicants yet, but 3 out of 4 of the top scoring grants recommended outright for funding are focused on cancer. As a cancer stem cell researcher (and cancer survivor) I’m excited to see how well these grants did. The other topiscoring proposal is on macular degeneration. The next 4 proposals, in the gray zone, are on a wide range of topics. David Jensen blogged that 3 out …Read More