Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
State Senator Joe Simitian M.A. ’00 (D-Palo Alto) unveiled a bill intended to help reallocate unused prescription drugs to uninsured Californians last Friday at the Haas Center for Public Service. The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 1329, would make it easier for more health care facilities to donate their unused prescription drugs to those unable to afford their own. Around 30 attended for the presentation.
For the first time, researchers are using embryonic stem cells in a clinical trial to treat patients with spinal cord injuries. The trial strives to test whether these cells can be safely used to treat humans.