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The Stem Cellar

The Stem Cellar

By Kevin McCormack
Podcast from the blog of CIRM, California's Stem Cell Agency
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One step closer to making ‘off-the-shelf’ immune cell therapy for cancer a reality 
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/19/one-step-closer-to-making-off-the-shelf-immune-cell-therapy-for-cancer-a-reality/
03:00
November 19, 2021
Sweating bullets and other stories from the frontline
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/15/sweating-bullets-and-other-stories-from-the-frontline/
00:59
November 17, 2021
Type 1 diabetes therapy gets go-ahead for clinical trial
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/17/type-1-diabetes-therapy-gets-go-ahead-for-clinical-trial/
02:18
November 17, 2021
A year unlike any other – a look back at one year post Prop 14
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/12/a-year-unlike-any-other-a-look-back-at-one-year-post-prop-14/
04:07
November 12, 2021
Old therapies inspire new hope for treatment of pediatric brain tumors
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/10/old-therapies-inspire-new-hope-for-treatment-of-pediatric-brain-tumors%ef%bf%bc/
02:10
November 10, 2021
Promising new approach for people with epilepsy
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/08/promising-new-approach-for-people-with-epilepsy/
03:05
November 8, 2021
COVID is a real pain in the ear
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/03/covid-is-a-real-pain-in-the-ear/
02:21
November 3, 2021
Beware of misleading headlines and claims
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/11/01/beware-of-misleading-headlines-and-claims/
03:27
November 1, 2021
Reprogramming brain cells to restore vision after a stroke
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/29/reprogramming-brain-cells-to-restore-vision-after-a-stroke/
02:14
October 29, 2021
A hair raising tale
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/27/a-hair-raising-tale/
01:36
October 27, 2021
A step forward in finding a treatment for a deadly neurological disorder
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/25/a-step-forward-in-finding-a-treatment-for-a-deadly-neurological-disorder/
02:59
October 25, 2021
Some good news for people with dodgy knees
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/20/some-good-news-for-people-with-dodgy-knees/
02:25
October 20, 2021
Getting under the skin of people with type 1 diabetes – but in a good way
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/18/getting-under-the-skin-of-people-with-type-1-diabetes-but-in-a-good-way/
01:46
October 20, 2021
Looking back and looking forward: good news for two CIRM-supported studies
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/15/looking-back-and-looking-forward-good-news-for-two-cirm-supported-studies/
03:22
October 15, 2021
Celebrating Stem Cell Awareness Day
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/13/celebrating-stem-cell-awareness-day/
05:09
October 13, 2021
Raising awareness about mental health
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/10/11/raising-awareness-about-mental-health/
02:48
October 11, 2021
Them bones them bones them dry bones – and how to help repair them
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/22/them-bones-them-bones-them-dry-bones-and-how-to-help-repair-them/
02:30
September 22, 2021
Lack of diversity impacts research into Alzheimer’s and dementia
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/20/lack-of-diversity-impacts-research-into-alzheimers-and-dementia/
03:55
September 20, 2021
Using a stem cell’s journey to teach kids science
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/17/using-a-stem-cells-journey-to-teach-kids-science/
02:49
September 17, 2021
Lung cancer, Sherlock Holmes and piano
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/15/lung-cancer-sherlock-holmes-and-piano/
02:24
September 15, 2021
A personal reason to develop a better gene therapy
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/13/a-personal-reason-to-develop-a-better-gene-therapy/
02:34
September 13, 2021
Tiny tools for the smallest of tasks, editing genes
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/10/tiny-tools-for-the-smallest-of-tasks-editing-genes/
02:11
September 10, 2021
Mother and daughter team up to fight bias and discrimination in treatment for people with sickle cell disease
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/08/mother-and-daughter-team-up-to-fight-bias-and-discrimination-in-treatment-for-people-with-sickle-cell-disease/
01:17
September 8, 2021
National Academy of Medicine honors CIRM Grantees
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/03/national-academy-of-medicine-honors-cirm-grantees/
03:59
September 3, 2021
Creating a better way to treat type 1 diabetes
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/09/01/creating-a-better-way-to-treat-type-1-diabetes/
04:05
September 1, 2021
Stem cell therapy may help mend a broken heart
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/30/stem-cell-therapy-may-help-mend-a-broken-heart/
02:17
August 30, 2021
Feds hit predatory stem cell clinics with a one-two punch
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/27/feds-hit-predatory-stem-cell-clinics-with-a-one-two-punch/
01:40
August 27, 2021
CIRM funds clinical trials targeting heart disease, stroke and childhood brain tumors
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/25/cirm-funds-clinical-trials-targeting-heart-disease-stroke-and-childhood-brain-tumors/
03:27
August 25, 2021
Building a better brain (model) in the lab
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/23/building-a-better-brain-model-in-the-lab/
02:36
August 23, 2021
Celebrating a young life that almost wasn’t
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/20/celebrating-a-young-life-that-almost-wasnt/
01:44
August 20, 2021
Paving the way for a treatment for dementia
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/18/paving-the-way-for-a-treatment-for-dementia/
02:43
August 19, 2021
City of Hope researchers discover potential therapy to treat brain tumors
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/16/city-of-hope-researchers-discover-potential-therapy-to-treat-brain-tumors/
02:22
August 16, 2021
Learning life lessons in the lab
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/13/learning-life-lessons-in-the-lab/
04:04
August 13, 2021
A conversation with Bob Klein about the past, present and future of CIRM
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/09/a-conversation-with-bob-klein-about-the-past-present-and-future-of-cirm/
00:37
August 11, 2021
SPARKing the genius of the next generation of scientists
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/11/sparking-the-genius-of-the-next-generation-of-scientists/
06:01
August 11, 2021
Retooling a COVID drug to boost its effectiveness
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/06/retooling-a-covid-drug-to-boost-its-effectiveness/
03:04
August 6, 2021
A rare chance to help those in need
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/28/a-rare-chance-to-help-those-in-need/
02:31
August 4, 2021
City of Hope scientists use stem cells to develop ‘mini-brains’ to study Alzheimer’s and to test drugs in development
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/04/city-of-hope-scientists-use-stem-cells-to-develop-mini-brains-to-study-alzheimers-and-to-test-drugs-in-development/
03:16
August 4, 2021
How regrowing tiny hairs could restore hearing loss
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/08/02/how-regrowing-tiny-hairs-could-restore-hearing-loss/
02:27
August 3, 2021
Scientists use stem cell ‘mini-brains’ to better understand signs of frontotemporal dementia
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/30/scientists-use-stem-cell-mini-brains-to-better-understand-signs-of-frontotemporal-dementia/
02:26
July 30, 2021
Improving a special kind of cell to help combat immune related problems
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/26/improving-a-special-kind-of-cell-to-help-combat-immune-related-problems/
02:10
July 26, 2021
Endothelial cell treatment reverses lung damage in mice with emphysema
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/23/endothelial-cell-treatment-reverses-lung-damage-in-mice-with-emphysema/
02:47
July 23, 2021
Board Funds Fifteen Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy Programs Across California and New Sickle Cell Disease Trial
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/21/board-funds-fifteen-bridges-to-stem-cell-research-and-therapy-programs-across-california-and-new-sickle-cell-disease-trial/
05:24
July 21, 2021
UCSD researchers use stem cell model to better understand pregnancy complication
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/19/ucsd-researchers-use-stem-cell-model-to-better-understand-pregnancy-complication/
03:01
July 19, 2021
Building a new mouse, one stem cell at a time
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/16/building-a-new-mouse-one-stem-cell-at-a-time/
02:27
July 16, 2021
Gene therapy is life-changing for children with a life-threatening brain disorder
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/14/gene-therapy-is-life-changing-for-children-with-a-life-threatening-brain-disorder/
02:24
July 14, 2021
Stem cell treatment improves motor function in monkeys modeling Parkinson’s Disease
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/12/stem-cell-treatment-improves-motor-function-in-monkeys-modeling-parkinsons-disease/
03:19
July 12, 2021
A new way to evade immune rejection in transplanting cells
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/07/08/a-new-way-to-evade-immune-rejection-in-transplanting-cells/
02:01
July 8, 2021
Heads or tails? Stem cells help guide the decision
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/30/heads-or-tails-stem-cells-help-guide-the-decision/
01:41
June 30, 2021
CIRM funded trial for AMD shows promising results
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/28/cirm-funded-trial-for-amd-shows-promising-results/
03:59
June 28, 2021
CIRM Board Approves New Clinical Trial for ALS
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/21/cirm-board-approves-new-clinical-trial-for-als/
01:48
June 21, 2021
An Open Letter to CIRM for World Sickle Cell Day
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/18/an-open-letter-to-cirm-for-world-sickle-cell-day/
02:53
June 21, 2021
Sometimes a cold stare is a good thing
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/16/sometimes-a-cold-stare-is-a-good-thing/
02:26
June 16, 2021
Study shows that COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in people with cancer
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/14/study-shows-that-covid-19-vaccine-is-safe-and-effective-in-people-with-cancer/
02:15
June 14, 2021
Call for a worldwide approach to regulating predatory stem cell clinics
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/11/call-for-a-worldwide-approach-to-regulating-predatory-stem-cell-clinics/
03:16
June 11, 2021
CIRM-catalyzed spinout files for IPO to develop therapies for genetic diseases
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/09/cirm-catalyzed-spinout-files-for-ipo-to-develop-therapies-for-genetic-diseases/
01:48
June 9, 2021
Unproven Stem Cell Therapies
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/07/18849/
04:19
June 8, 2021
CIRM funded trial may pave way for gene therapy to treat different diseases
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/06/03/cirm-funded-trial-may-pave-way-for-gene-therapy-to-treat-different-diseases/
02:57
June 3, 2021
Friday Round Up
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/28/friday-round-up/
02:46
May 28, 2021
Paving the Way
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/24/paving-the-way/
02:53
May 24, 2021
Latest CIRM TRAN1 awards focus on CAR-based cell therapy to treat cancer
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/20/latest-cirm-tran1-awards-focus-on-car-based-cell-therapy-to-treat-cancer/
03:11
May 20, 2021
CIRM Board Approves Continued Funding for SPARK and Alpha Stem Cell Clinics
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/18/cirm-board-approves-continued-funding-for-spark-and-alpha-stem-cell-clinics/
03:29
May 18, 2021
How stem cells play “follow the leader”
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/17/how-stem-cells-play-follow-the-leader/
02:37
May 17, 2021
CIRM Builds Out World Class Team With 5 New hires
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/14/cirm-builds-out-world-class-team-with-5-new-hires/
05:35
May 14, 2021
Medeor Therapeutics Completes Enrollment in CIRM-Funded Clinical Trial for Kidney Transplant Patients
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/12/medeor-therapeutics-completes-enrollment-in-cirm-funded-clinical-trial-for-kidney-transplant-patients/
03:10
May 12, 2021
New Study Shows CIRM-Supported Therapy Cures More than 95% of Children Born with a Fatal Immune Disorder
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/11/new-study-shows-cirm-supported-therapy-cures-more-than-95-of-children-born-with-a-fatal-immune-disorder/
02:05
May 11, 2021
CIRM funded study uses drug development in a dish for treatment of heart arrhythmias
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/07/cirm-funded-study-uses-drug-development-in-a-dish-for-treatment-of-heart-arrhythmias/
02:27
May 7, 2021
Identifying the visually impaired patients most likely to benefit from jCyte’s stem cell therapy
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/05/identifying-the-visually-impaired-patients-most-likely-to-benefit-from-jcytes-stem-cell-therapy/
03:01
May 5, 2021
Remembering Eli Broad, philanthropist and stem cell champion
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/05/03/remembering-eli-broad-philanthropist-and-stem-cell-champion/
02:33
May 3, 2021
New technique maps out diversity and location of cells in tissue or tumor
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/30/new-technique-maps-out-diversity-and-location-of-cells-in-tissue-or-tumor/
02:22
April 30, 2021
Hitting our Goals: Accelerating to the finish line
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/28/hitting-our-goals-accelerating-to-the-finish-line/
03:11
April 28, 2021
CIRM funded stem cell therapy could one day help stroke and dementia patients
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/26/cirm-funded-stem-cell-therapy-could-one-day-help-stroke-and-dementia-patients/
03:16
April 26, 2021
Regulated, Reputable and Reliable: FDA’s Taking Additional Steps to Advance Safe and Effective Regenerative Medicine Products
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/23/regulated-reputable-and-reliable-fdas-taking-additional-steps-to-advance-safe-and-effective-regenerative-medicine-products/
03:49
April 23, 2021
CIRM Board Approves Clinical Trials for Blood Cancer and Pediatric Brain Tumors
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/20/cirm-board-approves-clinical-trials-for-blood-cancer-and-pediatric-brain-tumors/
02:03
April 20, 2021
Hitting our goals: Making good progress
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/19/hitting-our-goals-making-good-progress/
03:18
April 20, 2021
Positive results for patients enrolled in CIRM-funded trial of a rare pediatric disease
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/16/positive-results-for-patients-enrolled-in-cirm-funded-trial-of-a-rare-pediatric-disease/
02:28
April 16, 2021
Saying thanks and farewell to a friend
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/14/saying-thanks-and-farewell-to-a-friend/
03:02
April 15, 2021
Hitting our Goals: Playing Matchmaker
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/12/hitting-our-goals-playing-matchmaker/
03:39
April 12, 2021
Stem cell therapy for diabetic foot ulcers shows promise in new study
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/09/stem-cell-therapy-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-shows-promise-in-new-study/
02:17
April 9, 2021
CIRM funding helps improve immune cell therapy to combat HIV
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/07/cirm-funding-helps-improve-immune-cell-therapy-to-combat-hiv/
02:13
April 7, 2021
Hitting our Goals: Let’s start at the beginning shall we
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/05/hitting-our-goals-lets-start-at-the-beginning-shall-we/
02:42
April 5, 2021
Meet xenobots 2.0 – the next generation of living robots
Meet xenobots 2.0 - the next generation of living robots This episode is also available as a blog post: http://blog.cirm.ca.gov/2021/04/02/meet-xenobots-2-0-the-next-generation-of-living-robots/
03:52
April 2, 2021