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Get To Know Your Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Andrew McMahon

By |2018-03-12T14:00:57+00:00March 2nd, 2018|

Meet Dr. Andrew McMahon. He's the Principal Investigator at the University of Southern California's (USC) Stem Cell McMahon Lab. Dr. McMahon's research focuses on the generation and repair of the kidney by identifying the regulatory processes that maintain, expand and differentiate kidney stem cells to the mature cell types of the functional kidney. In the adult,

Get To Know Your Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Dennis O. Clegg

By |2018-03-07T14:07:06+00:00February 27th, 2018|

Meet Dr. Dennis O. Clegg. He is professor and principal investigator at the University of California, Santa Barbara's (UCSB) Clegg Lab. Dr. Clegg's research focuses on neural development and regeneration with studies of extracellular matrix and integrin function in the developing eye. His current emphasis is in stem cell research, with a focus on developing

Champions Award February Recipient Kristin MacDonald

By |2018-03-06T20:56:12+00:00February 23rd, 2018|

Meet February’s Champions Award recipient, Kristin Macdonald. Kristin’s dream was to work in Hollywood as an actress and television host, but her plans were altered after she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Consequently, she decided to work behind the scenes in entertainment. RP is a rare degenerative condition that causes blindness over time. Kristin

Benefit # 38 (of 71) of the California Stem Cell Program: FIGHTING SICKLE CELL DISEASE — AND INSULTS?

By |2018-03-14T16:06:32+00:00February 3rd, 2018|

Imagine pain, excruciating pain, like broken glass in your veins. Now imagine, on top of that, being insulted — at the hospital? Hold that thought. First, the enemy: sickle cell disease (SCD) which means a change in the shape of your blood cells. Instead of being round and soft, the cells become hard and c-shaped, like a

Kristin MacDonald Vision Loss Video

By |2018-02-09T19:53:26+00:00February 1st, 2018|

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Vision loss is a growing, urgent problem in this country. According to NIH estimates, 4.2 million Americans above the age of 40 are visually impaired, and that number is on the rise, potentially reaching 7.2 million by 2030. But we are not standing idly by—we are searching for answers. Meet