Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center
UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif.
Benefactor: Sue and Bill Gross
Science: This center used green and recycled building materials to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The center's marquee projects involve the exploration of treatments for the effects of Alzheimer's disease and spinal-cord injury.
When medical device company Synthes decided to illegally test a bone cement on people, the results were disastrous. A disturbing tale of corporate crime and punishment.