Inside New Stem Cell Research

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger attended an event Friday where research grants for stem cell research were handed out. KGO-TV reports that now that grants have been given out there is still concern about how long it will take to make the research a reality. The UCSF-affiliated J. David Gladstone Institutes received grants totaling more than $2.3 million for stem cell studies already underway that can bring the research closer to results. Gladstone researchers Warner Greene, MD, PhD, and Deepak Srivastava, MD, explain what stem cells are, what they do, and the hope for using them in treating disease. In related news, eleven UCSF faculty members, representing medical disciplines as far ranging as breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and heart development research, were among scientists awarded funding by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for human embryonic stem cell research. Eight of the UCSF grants were awarded to scientists based at UCSF and three to researchers at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes. Related Links: Inside New Stem Cell Research
KGO-TV (ABC), February 16, 2007 UCSF Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Receives Infusion of Funds
UCSF News Release, February 16, 2007 Ace of Hearts: A Conversation with Developmental Biologist and Cardiologist Deepak Srivastava
UCSF Science Café, February 16, 2007 Stem Cell Research at Gladstone Stem Cell Research at UCSF California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)