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ONE DAY OF PEACE

ONE DAY OF PEACE

ONE DAY OF PEACEBy Don C. ReedYesterday, July 13th, 2024, while participating in the Democratic process, former President Donald J. Trump was shot in the ear: injured in what can only be described as an assassination attempt.The Secret Service performed admirably, and...

VOTING FOR THE DEMOCRAT?

By Don C. Reed I am proud to be a Democrat, and have been, ever since I was old enough to vote. I trust our  party, largely from its stances on the issues. For instance, Democrats  work to reduce the  pollution of  Earth’s air  and water supply; also to make sure...

HONORING CIRM ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

By Don C. Reed The California Institute for Regenerative  Medicine (CIRM) is the embodiment of a great dream: that cures may come. Built from a citizens’ initiative, Proposition 71, CIRM expresses the will of California: that regenerative medicine should fight chronic...

SMALL DOLLAR DONOR — Or, Attacked by Army Ants?

SMALL DOLLAR DONOR — Or, Attacked by Army Ants?

By Don C. Reed “THE NAKED JUNGLE”, starring Charlton Heston, is a staggeringly stupid, racist movie. Example: one scene shows a fat native, sleeping under a tree. First of all, how many fat natives have you seen? People living in the wild are generally lean, in tune...

WRESTLING A WHALE, AND OTHER POLITICS

by Don C. Reed From 1972–86, I worked as a professional scuba diver at an aquarium-zoo (Marine World Africa USA) in Redwood City, California. Most of the work was peaceful, scrubbing the tanks, feeding the fish. But there was also a more strenuous side. Patches and...

KILLER IN MY CLASSROOM?

By Don C. Reed The story I am about to tell you is true, subject only to the vagaries of memory… Call him Y. He was a student in my 8th grade English classroom, someone I had known for a long time, because we used to give him rides to various sports practices. He...

OF SHARKS, AND LIVER DISEASE

By Don C. Reed Her name was Vanessa; she was six years old, and fighting liver disease. To keep her alive, her family had to monitor every gram of food she ate. She would sometimes be so hungry, after having eaten her tiny meal, that she would ask to just smell...

A PRESIDENTIAL INVITATION: to the California Stem Cell Program

By Don C. Reed As a private citizen, I would like to invite President Biden to visit the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), our $8.5 billion stem cell program. Note: CIRM is a state agency, to which I have no official connection. But I have written...

Don Reed's NEW BOOK - "Science, Politics, Stem Cells and Genes: California's War on Chronic Disease"

California’s War on Chronic Disease

By Don C. Reed, World Scientific Publishing, April 2023

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