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By Britney Barnes | May 29, 2012
A UC Irvine stem cell researcher won a $4.8-million grant to fund research toward a treatment for multiple sclerosis. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded immunologist Thomas Lane, of the campus' Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, an Early Transitional Award last week to create a new line of neural stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis, according to a UCI press release. "I am delighted that [the California Institute] has chosen to support our efforts to advance a novel stem cell-based therapy for multiple sclerosis," Peter Donovan, director of the research center, said in the release.
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October 15, 2009
UC Irvine will present a free public panel discussion about Alzheimer?s Disease, including current therapies and potential stem cell treatments, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the campus in the Biological Sciences III building, Room 1200. Robert Klein, chairman of the committee that oversees the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will be the keynote speaker of ?Stem Cell Research & Alzheimer?s Disease.? Frank LaFerla, director of UCI?s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, and colleague Malcolm Dick will participate in the panel discussion, moderated by Hans Keirstead, co-director of the school?
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August 15, 2008
A UCI neuroscientist was awarded $3 million from the California stem cell research funding agency Wednesday. The award will fund a study by Dr. Edwin Monuki on how to generate a cell type that keeps the brain and spinal cord healthy. Monuki was one of 23 scientists across 12 institutions to receive an award from the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, the governing body of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. UCI has no received a total of $51.2 million from the institute, putting it among the top five among 27 institutions in funding from the organization.
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April 11, 2006
UC Irvine has received a $674,000 grant to begin training students in the biology, ethics and policy of stem cell research. The money, part of $12.1 million the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine gave to institutions statewide, will be used to fund the first year of education for eight graduate and four postdoctoral students. "We're pleased that these funds are now available and can be used to train the next generation of top researchers and clinicians," Peter Donovan, interim co-director of UCI's stem cell center, said in a news release.
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December 11, 2008
Two UCI scientists will receive $1.6 million of state money to help develop devices that can track and sort stem cells. The money comes from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and it is aimed at tools to defeat roadblocks in stem cell research. Researcher Lisa Flanagan’s team is working on a device that could sort stem cells by a kind of electrical signature. If they are successful, the machine could make it far cheaper to find only the cells destined for the nervous system, for example.
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By Joseph Serna | May 7, 2010
When UC Irvine opens an $80-million research building next week, campus officials and leading scientific researchers hope they will be paving the way for the future of medicine. On Friday, leaders from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), UCI and the newly crowned Sue and Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute, will unveil the 100,000-square-research center. The institute, which was designed exclusively for basic stem-cell research and clinical studies, is one of several CIRM has developed in California.
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By Daniel Tedford | May 7, 2008
A $27.2 million donation was given to UCI Wednesday to help build a new stem cell research facility that administrators hope will be the epicenter of stem cell research in the near future, officials announced. The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, which governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, announced the donation. The donation brings UCI’s total funds for the research facility to $46.8 million en route to the $61 million needed to build the facility, officials said.
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By Michael Miller | June 1, 2007
UC IRVINE — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer visited the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center on Thursday morning to tour the facilities and encourage scientists to continue their work in the face of federal opposition. Boxer, an avid supporter of stem cell research, told a crowd of several dozen students, staffers and reporters that the controversial practice was essential to finding cures for human diseases. The Bush administration, she said, favors politics over science in putting limits on available stem cells, and she praised California's efforts to fund and support embryonic research.
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By Sarah Peters | June 4, 2010
Leslie Davis is exploring new territory in science, but she doesn’t work in a lab. Opening Saturday at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana is “Regeneration,” a multi-artist exhibit celebrating advances in stem-cell research. Davis is the exhibit’s curator and featured artist. The exhibit is dedicated to the newly opened Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine. The research lab is named after Bill Gross, co-founder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co., and his wife.
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By Britney Barnes | September 5, 2012
Two UC Irvine associate professors have laid the foundation for a treatment that could help people who are paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings developed a stem cell treatment in collaboration with Northern California-based StemCells Inc. that is being used in clinical trials in Switzerland. The treatment has resulted in the world's first case of patients regaining some feeling, according to UCI. "We think this really bodes well for the next stage of the trial," Anderson said.
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By Britney Barnes | September 5, 2012
Two UC Irvine associate professors have laid the foundation for a treatment that could help people who are paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings developed a stem cell treatment in collaboration with Northern California-based StemCells Inc. that is being used in clinical trials in Switzerland. The treatment has resulted in the world's first case of patients regaining some feeling, according to UCI. "We think this really bodes well for the next stage of the trial," Anderson said.
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By Britney Barnes | May 29, 2012
A UC Irvine stem cell researcher won a $4.8-million grant to fund research toward a treatment for multiple sclerosis. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded immunologist Thomas Lane, of the campus' Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, an Early Transitional Award last week to create a new line of neural stem cells to treat multiple sclerosis, according to a UCI press release. "I am delighted that [the California Institute] has chosen to support our efforts to advance a novel stem cell-based therapy for multiple sclerosis," Peter Donovan, director of the research center, said in the release.
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By Joseph Serna | October 6, 2011
IRVINE - As Anna Origel leaned back and forth in a wheelchair at UC Irvine, a soccer goalie on the computer screen in front of her danced left and right, trying to block her shots. When Origel reclined, even just an inch, the goalie in the game went to the right. When she leaned forward, it went left. She missed the ball every time, leaning too far back and then too far forward. "This is really hard, this should be a video game," said the Regional Occupation Program, or ROP, nursing student from Laguna Hills High School.
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By Sarah Peters | June 4, 2010
Leslie Davis is exploring new territory in science, but she doesn’t work in a lab. Opening Saturday at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana is “Regeneration,” a multi-artist exhibit celebrating advances in stem-cell research. Davis is the exhibit’s curator and featured artist. The exhibit is dedicated to the newly opened Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine. The research lab is named after Bill Gross, co-founder of Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co., and his wife.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 7, 2010
When UC Irvine opens an $80-million research building next week, campus officials and leading scientific researchers hope they will be paving the way for the future of medicine. On Friday, leaders from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), UCI and the newly crowned Sue and Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute, will unveil the 100,000-square-research center. The institute, which was designed exclusively for basic stem-cell research and clinical studies, is one of several CIRM has developed in California.
NEWS
October 15, 2009
UC Irvine will present a free public panel discussion about Alzheimer?s Disease, including current therapies and potential stem cell treatments, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the campus in the Biological Sciences III building, Room 1200. Robert Klein, chairman of the committee that oversees the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will be the keynote speaker of ?Stem Cell Research & Alzheimer?s Disease.? Frank LaFerla, director of UCI?s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, and colleague Malcolm Dick will participate in the panel discussion, moderated by Hans Keirstead, co-director of the school?
NEWS
December 11, 2008
Two UCI scientists will receive $1.6 million of state money to help develop devices that can track and sort stem cells. The money comes from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and it is aimed at tools to defeat roadblocks in stem cell research. Researcher Lisa Flanagan’s team is working on a device that could sort stem cells by a kind of electrical signature. If they are successful, the machine could make it far cheaper to find only the cells destined for the nervous system, for example.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
A UCI neuroscientist was awarded $3 million from the California stem cell research funding agency Wednesday. The award will fund a study by Dr. Edwin Monuki on how to generate a cell type that keeps the brain and spinal cord healthy. Monuki was one of 23 scientists across 12 institutions to receive an award from the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, the governing body of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. UCI has no received a total of $51.2 million from the institute, putting it among the top five among 27 institutions in funding from the organization.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | May 7, 2008
A $27.2 million donation was given to UCI Wednesday to help build a new stem cell research facility that administrators hope will be the epicenter of stem cell research in the near future, officials announced. The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, which governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, announced the donation. The donation brings UCI’s total funds for the research facility to $46.8 million en route to the $61 million needed to build the facility, officials said.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 1, 2007
UC IRVINE — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer visited the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center on Thursday morning to tour the facilities and encourage scientists to continue their work in the face of federal opposition. Boxer, an avid supporter of stem cell research, told a crowd of several dozen students, staffers and reporters that the controversial practice was essential to finding cures for human diseases. The Bush administration, she said, favors politics over science in putting limits on available stem cells, and she praised California's efforts to fund and support embryonic research.
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