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Stem Cell

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD (UCSF)

UCSF Scientist Shares Nobel Prize For Medicine For Stem Cell Research

Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed to become completely different kinds, potentially opening the door to growing customized tissues for treatments.

10/08/2012

Jefferson Award Winner Helen Roy (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Provide Life Line To Transplant Patients

Minority patients awaiting bone marrow transplants stand a better chance for survival, because of this week’s Jefferson Award winner. She spearheads a campaign to increase the availability of lifesaving umbilical cord blood.

06/06/2012

Vial of human embryonic stem cells (AP)

Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment Begins In San Jose

Doctors at Stanford Medical Center are teaming up with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose to take part in one of the first clinical trials using embryonic stem cells, which will be injected into recently paralyzed patients.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/24/2011

Image of the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research facility (www.stanford.edu)

Stanford Unveils Country’s Largest Stem Cell Research Facility

A new building dedicated entirely to stem cell research offers rich opportunities for collaboration, said officials at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

CBS San Francisco–10/28/2010