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Stanford Gets $5 Million For Stem Cell Research


Four researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have been awarded just over $5.5 million for their stem cell research projects. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is now funding projects that are attempting to find ways to overcome immune system rejection of transplanted stem cells. The institute is the state stem cell agency [...]

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Stem Cell Scientist Receives Kyoto Prize


Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, an accomplished scientist and stem cell researcher at UCSF’s Gladstone Institutes has won Japan’s $550,000 Kyoto Prize. Dr. Yamanaka discovered a technique for transforming adult skin cells into “pluripotent” stem cells without resorting to human embryos. The Kyoto Prize is an international award that honors scientific, cultural and spiritual contributions to human [...]

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Cord Blood America’s “Afford-A-Cord” Program


Cord Blood America announced this week that its maverick “Afford-A-Cord” program, which reduces the initial cost of storing umbilical cord blood stem cells from $2075 to $495 plus medical courier service, will be launched on June 14, 2010 rather than July 1, 2010, as previously announced. “Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to CBAI’s initial [...]

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