The Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building
Stanford University, Palo Alto
Benefactor: Lorry I. Lokey
Science: Stanford University has received more than $260 million in CIRM funding to date, part of which went toward constructing a striking facility complete with a (donated) two-ton Chihuly sculpture. Researchers here are finding new ways to battle cancer stem cells and develop therapies for neurologic diseases and stroke.
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.