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The 21 st Century Cures Act and Its Effect on Stem Cell Research and Therapy

by Navied Akhtar Navied Akhtar has been accepted as a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering department and is completing an M.S. in biotechnology from UCI. Prior to his scientific training, he completed a B.A. in Political Science from UC … Continue reading

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The positive impact of negative data

The positive impact of negative data by Irina Nesterenko The heart of scientific research is hypothesis-driven experimentation. Although we phrase the hypothesis as a relationship between variables with a predicted outcome, the rigorously-controlled experiment that follows is actually designed to … Continue reading

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The interface between immunology and neurobiology: Evaluating the promise of stem cells for treating Multiple Sclerosis

April is National Awareness month for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). To raise awareness, the  Walsh Lab from the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC, Irvine participated in the walk and hosted a lab tour on Saturday, April … Continue reading

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Public Speaking Tips for the Evolving Scientists

Faculty members of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI, Peter Donovan, Leslie Thompson, and Ping Wang recently launched the Workshop Series for the Evolving Scientist, to provide presentation and public speaking guidance and training for … Continue reading

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Stem Cells, you were always on my mind

This blog post was written by Ryan Lim, a current pre-doctoral fellow, who wrote about his recent trip to the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC this past November. More than 31,000 people participated at this event, which has … Continue reading

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Rehabilitative Therapy & Stem Cells? What’s the Connection?

Stroke can be a very debilitating condition and patients who have been affected show better results from recovery if they are given access to higher intensity, greater duration rehabilitative therapy. However, our current practices for rehabilitation are limited for many … Continue reading

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The Art Of Stem Cells: An inner look from the curator herself. . .

This blog post was written by Leslie Davis, the curator of The Art Of Stem Cells. She explains her inspiration to curate an art exhibit that brings together two distinct worlds of art and science. The Orange County Contemporary Art … Continue reading

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