(November 13, 2008)
Mixed news on the health care front: stem cell research is spurring advances in what's being called regenerative medicine, but California's budget crisis threatens the ability of community clinics to provide many basic services.
Dr. David Greenberg, Vice President of Special Research Projects for the Buck Institute for Age Research in Novato.
In addition to embryonic stem cells, Dr. Greenberg says current research is also studying adult stem cells.
Beatrice Bostick, Executive Director of Clinic Ole in Napa County warns that reducing health care coverage through Medi-Cal will inevitably result in greater demands for hospital emergency rooms, with no funds available for that care.