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Yeo Lab Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Principal Investigator Gene Yeo and his lab take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease. For more information, visit the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Yeo Lab websites.

Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center Will Transition Between the Lab and the Clinic

The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health System exists to transform the enormous potential of stem cell science into real therapies for patients. More information is available on the UC San Diego Health Systems website.

Sanford Consortium is Home to Novel and Evolving Ways of Thinking and Creative, Changeable Approaches in Science

The La Jolla Light features an article by Dr. Scott Lippman on the Sanford Consortium's unprecedented collaboration of five leading scienfic institutions to advance stem cell research; "critical to catalyze major advances in cancer research and care."

"60 Minutes" Cameras Expose Medical Con Men Who Prey on Dying Victims

This 2010 CBS News feature explores the danger of bogus therapies using stem cells.

Beatriz Freitas Awarded Hertzberg-Schechter Prize for Stem Cell Research

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The Hertzberg Schechter awards committee unanimously approved Dr. Beatriz C.G. de Freitas for the prize, valued at $10,000, to support a research trip to the Weizmann Institute in Israel to engage in collaborative research and seed collaborative research for two to four weeks. Dr. Freitas is interested in modeling normal and affected early stages of human nervous system development using pluripotent stem cells, focusing on human astrocytes. (Image: [left to right] Richard Hertzberg; Sylvia M. Evans, Ph.D; Beatriz Freitas, Ph.D; Larry Goldstein, Ph.D)

CIRM UCSD Training Grant II Call for UCSD Physician Fellows with Research Time Available

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The selection committee is seeking applicants who have an MD degree, are in a fellowship program at UC San Diego, have stem cell related research projects in mind, and have time available during their current fellowship to pursue them. Stipends are competitive, and recipients can perform up to 25% clinical service. Please email jbraswell "@" ucsd.edu for more info.

Larry Goldstein Argues the Case for California Funding its Own Sci-tech Research

Larry Goldstein speaks at an event held by the California Healthcare Institute at the Salk Institute in July, 2013, covered by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Eric T. Ahrens, Ph.D, Joins UCSD to Track Stem Cells in Vivo

UC San Diego has appointed Professor Eric T. Ahrens, Ph.D, to the Faculty in Radiology. Eric Ahrens is the recipient of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's Research Leadership award. Dr. Ahrens was most recently a professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Dr. Ahrens will be located in the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, where he will work collaboratively with stem cell researchers to develop advanced techniques to monitor cell location and fate after delivery to the body.

Events

September 15-16, 2014

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Congress 2014 (Boston, MA)

October 8, 2014

Stem Cell Awareness Day

October 7-9, 2014

Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa IX (La Jolla, CA)

October 22-23, 2014

The New York Stem Cell Foundation Annual Meeting

December 3-5, 2014

World Stem Cell Summit (San Antonio, TX)

December 6-10, 2014

American Society for Cell Biology (Philadelphia, PA)

December 9-11, 2014

Cell Symposia: Stem Cell Energetics (Berkeley, CA)