UC Davis – A warehouse in Sacramento is being converted into a $75 million stem cell research center by UC Davis. Reporter Jim Downing of The Sacramento Bee wrote:
"The new director of the Davis program, Jan Nolta, starts work Nov. 1. Nolta, who grew up in Willows, was recruited from Washington University in St. Louis along with longtime collaborator Gerhard Bauer, an Austrian native who is an an expert in the design and management of ultra-clean laboratories. Nolta and Bauer were at the UC Davis Medical Center on Wednesday as U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, toured the laboratories of Mark Zern, an organ transplant expert whose research team is studying ways to use embryonic stem cells to regenerate the liver."Michael Fox – His stem cell TV ad rivals the nuclear destruction commercial in the 1964 presidential race in terms of free air time, according to one longtime observer at the Poynter Institute, a newspaper think tank.
Pombo – Stem cell research rose to a higher level of visibility in a Central Valley congressional race in California. Reporter Lisa Vorderbrueggen of the Contra Costa Times wrote the story concerning incumbent Republican Richard Pombo and Democrat Jerry McNerney. Sphere: Related Content