From quadriplegic paralysis to the pitcher's mound

Only a year ago, Lucas was a paraplegic. Now he's throwing the first pitch at a baseball game. read more

California’s First Embryonic Stem Cell Recipient

“In my heart, I believe that being in a wheelchair is temporary. In my lifetime, I’m going to walk. So, it helps know there’s something over the horiz read more

A Quadriplegic Takes The Mound In Milwaukee

Last week, Lucas Lindner—only a year removed from a car crash that left him a quadriplegic—rolled up to the pitcher's mound at Miller Park in ... read more

Partially paralyzed, wholly lucky

Antonio Quistian grew up in San Diego, California, surrounded by motorcycle enthusiasts. He was a healthy young man, who admittedly had never given ... read more

VIDEO: How Stem Cell Research Could Cure Sickle Cell Disease

Stem cell therapy offers the most immediate form of hope for people who suffer from sickle cell disease. Through engineered stem cells, all sickle ... read more

VIDEO: How SCID was cured

Bubble Boy Disease, also known as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), is a genetic, uniformly lethal disease that causes babies to be born ... read more

Helping Kids Escape The Fate of Bubble Boy Disease

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Glioblastoma and Stem Cells

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Stem Cells and Cancer

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How Stem Cells Are Helping in the Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

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A Quadriplegic Embraces Life After Injury

It all started back in 1993, a beautiful summer day in Newport Beach, when Ray Pizarro was just 20 years old. He’d been hanging out at the beach ... read more

Clinical Trials for Glioblastoma (Brain Cancer)

Thanks to funding from Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion investment in stem cell research, and the state funding entity it created, the ... read more

Clinical Trials for Spinal Cord Injury

Thanks to funding from Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion investment in stem cell research, and the state funding entity it created, the ... read more

His Son Paralyzed, An Advocate Is Born

His involvement with stem cells sprang from a tragedy—but stem cell research and advocacy quickly became his life’s passion. Don Reed is now ... read more

VIDEO: Evangelina is cured of Bubble Boy Disease

VIDEO: Meet Kris Boesen, Previously Paralyzed

VIDEO: How Stem Cells Could Help Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) affect approximately 1.2 million people in the United States, with more than 11,000 new injuries per year. Caused by ... read more

Giving Quadriplegics a Second Chance

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How can stem cells help treat or cure SCID/Bubble Boy Disease?

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), or “Bubble Boy Disease,” is caused by a genetic mutation that severely weakens the immune system. Stem ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is caused by a genetic mutation that causes the body to produce deformed red blood cells. Stem cell approaches involve ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure spinal cord injury?

Scientists are turning human embryonic stem cells into special cells called oligodendrocyte progenitor cells that have been shown to support the ... read more

How can stem cells help treat or cure cancer?

Scientists have recently discovered why solid tumor cancers often come back after treatment, and relapse occurs. Most tumors rely on a small ... read more

VIDEO: How Stem Cells Could Help Treat Breast Cancer

How is stem cell research changing the lives of breast cancer patients? Find out how stem cell research at Stanford, funded by California’s ... read more

Clinical Trials for Sickle Cell Disease

Thanks to funding from Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion investment in stem cell research, and the state funding entity it created, the ... read more

Fighting Sickle Cell Disease is a Family Affair

"I am the fourth generation mother in my family to have a child with sickle cell disease." Adrienne Shapiro knows firsthand what thousands of ... read more