Pictured: Kris Boesen was left paralyzed from the neck down after a car accident, but has regained significant upper body strength since receiving a stem cell treatment.

 

Californians forStem Cell Research,
Treatments & Cures

The California Stem Cell Research, Treatments, and Cures Initiative of 2020 will provide $5.5 billion to accelerate development of treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases and conditions that affect someone in nearly half of all families.

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Successes

Rosie was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.

In 2015, she volunteered for a stem cell clinical trial sponsored by California’s stem cell institute. Her vision began improving, and 17 months later, she could see her children, make out her own handwriting, and look into her own mother’s eyes.

- Rosie Barrero
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Evangelina was cured of Bubble Baby disease.

Evangelina was one of the first to receive a groundbreaking new stem cell therapy at UCLA, which modified her own blood stem cells in order to repair her immune system.

- Evangelina Padilla-Vaccaro
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RecentNews on Stem Cell Research

May 08, 2020

The Stem Cellar

Scientists at Gladstone and UCSF form two new research institutes

One of these institutes is the Gladstone Institute of Virology and will be lead by Dr. Melanie Ott. The immediate focus of this newly formed institution will be the current coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, it will focus on searching for new therapies against future infectious diseases. The Gladstone Institute of Virology will focus on how viruses interact with human cells to cause disease and how to intervene in that process. Dr. Ott’s goal is to identify pathways these viruses use to infect human cells as a way to develop innovative treatments.

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Testimonials

Catriona Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
Deputy Director, Moores Cancer Center, UCSD

"California’s stem cell research institute provided critical early funding that allowed us to develop two highly effective cancer treatments that received FDA approval in 2018 and 2019."

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Phillip A. Pizzo, M.D.
Dean, Stanford Medical School, 2001-2012

"California has become the global leader in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine research leading to extraordinary scientific discoveries and innovations that are now being translated into an increasing number of promising clinical trials that offer hope to individuals with serious and in some cases catastrophic diseases."

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David A. Brenner, M.D.
Vice Chancellor
Health Sciences, UC San Diego

"Stem cell therapy represents our best opportunity to treat diseases that currently are untreatable, such as neurodegenerative diseases. Our 2020 initiative will enable California to continue to lead the world in developing stem cell therapy."

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Sidney Golub, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Director, UCI Stem Cell Research Center,
2013-2017

"From the very start of the California stem cell program, the research it has supported has adhered to stringent ethical standards. All participating institutions have detailed and careful oversight programs to make sure that these clinical studies have the best chance of success and are as safe as possible."

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