Stem Cell

Bay Area Families Bank On Cord Blood For Life-Saving TreatmentsThousands of families are banking on potentially life-saving treatment from something that's often thrown away: umbilical cord blood.
Santa Clara Whistleblower Sues Newark Stem Cell Company That Fired HimA Santa Clara County man has filed a lawsuit claiming that a Newark-based stem cell company fired him for complaining that manufacturing practices put patients' lives at risk.
UCSF Scientist Shares Nobel Prize For Medicine For Stem Cell ResearchTwo 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.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps Provide Life Line To Transplant PatientsMinority 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.
Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment Begins In San JoseDoctors 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.
Stanford Unveils Country's Largest Stem Cell Research FacilityA new building dedicated entirely to stem cell research offers rich opportunities for collaboration, said officials at the Stanford University School of Medicine.