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March 3, 2015

CIRM-funded clinical trial aimed at blocking HIV/AIDS in people gets the go ahead

Illustration of the HIV virus

Illustration of the HIV virus (Image courtesy of Creative Commons)

By Kevin McCormack

An innovative therapy using a patient’s own stem cells, modified to resist infection with the AIDS virus, has been given approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a clinical trial in people. CIRM, California’s stem cell agency, is funding that trial.

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February 26, 2015

“Million-dollar ideas” seminar

By Cristy Lytal

USC PhD student Louise Menendez examines the prototype of a potential device to treat patients with liver disease. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC PhD student Louise Menendez examines the prototype of a potential device to treat patients with liver disease. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

At a special seminar on February 24, USC Stem Cell Principal Investigators discussed their “million-dollar ideas” for creating new tools and technologies to usher in the era of regenerative medicine. They shared research plans for their new, three-year Tools and Technologies grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

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