DAVID GRANOVSKY

California Funds ADULT STEM CELLS – 10 to 4!

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on October 29, 2009 at 3:40 am

California Awards Grants for Research Projects in NON-EMBRYONIC Stem Cells

By ANDREW POLLACK

Published: October 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES — In a tacit acknowledgment that the promise of human embryonic stem cells is still far in the future, California’s stem cell research program on Wednesday awarded grants intended to develop therapies using mainly other, less controversial cells.

“mainly other, less controversial cells”

Really? It’s like that, is it?  Ok, baby steps it is then…alright…take a deep breath…it’s ok…you can say it…don’t be afraid…say it with me…

A – D – U – L – T  stem cells…

good! Now all together…

ADULT STEM CELLS!

There, was that so hard?

https://i1.wp.com/www.rochester.edu/pr/Review/V69N1/images/feaStemCellImage.jpg
Adult Stem Cell

The $230 million in grants awarded Wednesday to California universities and companies represent a big step toward moving stem cells from basic research toward application in treating diseases like cancer and AIDS. Grant recipients are supposed to have a therapy ready for initial human testing in four years.

https://i1.wp.com/media.nowpublic.net/images//35/d/35d32e6d6f2873efcc8dc531569065ff.jpg
Grant Money 😉

But only 4 of the 14 projects involve embryonic stem cells. The others will use so-called adult stem cells or conventional drugs intended to kill cancer stem cells, which are thought to give rise to tumors.

https://i1.wp.com/www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/uploadedimages/cancer%20stem%20cellUCLA3.jpg
Cancer Stem Cell (from embryonic stem cells)

The grants thus represent a departure from the program’s original mission.

via California Awards Grants for Research Projects in Nonembryonic Stem Cells – NYTimes.com.

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