Posts Tagged: first step
Stem cell research using what's known as a PCR strip. (Image: Science Photo via Shutterstock)
California’s ambitious stem cell agency has launched itself on a new, $5.5 billion journey, approving a plan to hand out $182 million to researchers by the middle of next year and beefing up its efforts to bring equality to therapies and scientific labs.
Rushing water flows through Whitewater Canyon in the Southern California desert. (Photo: Steve Minkler, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: California’s recent drought may have officially ended, but the state’s water data drought remains in full effect. Shockingly, we don’t always know the answers to basic questions such as how much water is available in our state, let alone where and when. That’s why improving California’s woefully deficient stream gage network should be a top priority for the state.
An indoor cannabis farm in California. (Photo: Mitch M., via Shutterstock)
OPINION: California’s legal cannabis industry is in a state of disarray. The market is chaotic, the regulatory landscape is in a constant state of flux, and at the same time, the black market continues to flourish. Consumers find themselves with limited access to quality and safe products as businesses struggle to stay afloat and keep up with a moving target.
Human fetal placenta under high magnification. (Photo: photowind, via Shutterstock
The California stem cell agency says the Trump administration’s moves against research involving fetal tissue have had no impact on the projects that it is financing, at least so far. The agency, formally known as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), was responding to a question originally raised by a reader of the California Stem Cell Report.
A photo illustration of pension protection. (Photo: Billion Photos, via Shutterstock)
In a decision that could serve as a national model, Gov. Jerry Brown is considering legislation to allow millions of private-sector employees to steadily build their pensions without interruption — even when they change jobs.