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UCI scientists and advocate give presentation on Huntington's disease

Hans Keirstead (pictured), Oswald Steward, Frances Saldana and Robert Pacifici gave a presentation Wednesday, Dec. 12, about Huntington's disease to…

December 12, 2007

Hans Keirstead (pictured), Oswald Steward, Frances Saldana and Robert Pacifici gave a presentation Wednesday, Dec. 12, about Huntington’s disease to the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, the governing body of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. CIRM is tasked with giving out state money for stem cell research. The goal of the presentation was to raise awareness of Huntington’s disease with CIRM and encourage funding of new and existing stem cell projects involving the disease. The meeting took place at UCLA. Keirstead is co-director of UC Irvine’s Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, and Steward is director of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.