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    A harsher look at California's stem program plus a before-after view of the impact of

    AUGUST 23, 2018 by California Stem Cell Report A harsher look at California's stem program plus a before-after view of the impact of $138 million California's $3 billion stem cell experiment received a host of accolades last week at a state legislative hearing, but one strong, critical voice...
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    Bioengineers are closer than ever to lab-grown lungs

    https://www.wired.com/story/four-successful-bel-transplants/ E GONZALEZ SCIENCE 08.01.1802:00 PM THE LUNGS IN Joan Nichols' lab have been keeping her up at night. Like children, they're delicate, developing, and in constant need of attention, which is why she and her team at the University...
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    Progress For Patients: Texas Stem Cells Law and Federal Right To Try

    Progress For Patients: Texas Stem Cells Law and Federal Right To Try (to access the links to the interviews and related articles, please click the link above to the post) Patients For Stem Cells, founding members Jennifer Ziegler and Tracy Thompson Jennifer and Tracy share how their advocacy...
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    For SPMS Treatment, Fat-Derived Stem Cells Safe, Feasible, Trial Shows

    MAY 21, 2018 For SPMS Treatment, Fat-Derived Stem Cells Safe, Feasible, Trial Shows This was not the same-day fast derived low-dose stem cell treatment that is available at U.S. clinics. It was lab expanded autologus fat derived stem cells cultured in a lab to high dose. This study was...
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    An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood

    http://www.sciencealert.com/an-unexpected-new-lung-function-has-been-discovered-and-it-could-disrupt-decades-of-scientific-thought An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood Things just got complicated. BEC CREW 24 MAR 2017 Researchers have discovered that the lungs play...
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    A ‘Call to Action’ for change at the FDA

    JANUARY 31, 2017 / KEVIN MCCORMACK https://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2017/01/31/a-call-to-action-for-change-at-the-fda/ It’s bad enough to have to battle a debilitating and ultimately deadly disease like Huntington’s disease (HD). But it becomes doubly difficult and frustrating when you feel that the...
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    Trump order on regulations could create hurdles for FDA, Cures Act

    JANUARY 30, 2017 Trump order on regulations could create hurdles for FDA, Cures Act https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/30/fda-regulations-executive-order-trump/ ASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one...
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    WIRED - With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine

    WIRED - With 21st Century Cures Act, the Future of Regenerative Medicine Is “Inject and See” MEGAN MOLTENI 12.06.16. https://www.wired.com/2016/12/future-regenerative-medicine-inject-see/ IF SAMMY JO Wilkinson had a spirit animal, it would be Marty McFly. For the past four years, the 51...
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    My comment on: "Tip of the iceberg? Scary stuff from international stem cell clinics"

    My comment on: "Tip of the iceberg? Scary stuff from international stem cell clinics" David Kent is proposing that those in the stem cell industry set up a directory of overseas stem cell clinics and vet them, as a solution to patients going out of country and receiving bad treatments like the...
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    Former Senator Bill First just published a Forbe's opinion on stem cell legislation

    Article link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrist/2016/07/13/from-blindness-to-sight-one-mans-story-holds-promise-for-future-medical-innovations/#44bbcf82b3d6 Please add your comments here, and in the comments at Forbes. Share on Facebook...
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    ADULT STEM CELL LEGISLATION is before the U.S. Senate!

    Mar 15th, 2016 the draft bill introduced. We need everyone to send emails to Senators IMMEDIATELY! Easy instructions provided. Please share, we finally have a chance to make adult stem cells part of standard medical care, covered by insurance. This is just the start of the legislative process...
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    ISCT posts guide for dealing with unproven cell therapies

    ISCT Presidential Task Force on the Use of Unproven Cellular Therapies Has to be viewed at the site. http://www.celltherapysociety.org/?page=PTF2015 More paternalistic advice on how to prevent patients from seeking cellular therapies. Wish they'd spend the money on actually getting cellular...
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    Ask questions of the stem cell experts - Chicago Showcase of Cellular Medicine 9/2015

    Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies (AACT) hosting an important conference, the Chicago Showcase of Cellular Medicine Sept 16-18 2015. Arnold Caplan, Dr. Mark Holterman, Dr. Richard Burt and many other experts are going to be presenting. AACT is accepting questions from patients...
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    The International Stem Cell Society, STEMSO 2014 Conference

    "Bridging the Gap: Research to Point of Care" February 19-22, 2014 Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama Details at http://stemso.org/ All of the conference presentations are available in advance published in vol 2, issue 1 of CellR4, the official Journal of the Cure Alliance. These...
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    Belgian scientists repair bones with new stem cell technique

    BRUSSELS -- Belgian medical researchers have succeeded in repairing bones using stem cells from fatty tissue, with a new technique they believe could become a benchmark for treating a range of bone disorders. The team at the Saint Luc university clinic hospital in Brussels have treated 11...
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