|Art Torres, center, with Bob Klein, left, at Klein's last meeting in |
2011 as chairman of the California stem cell agency.
Incoming chairman Jonathan Thomas is at right.
"My decision to support an award to StemCells, Inc. to explore the use of neural stem cell transplantation to treat Alzheimer's disease was based on the merits of the application and the hope it offers to patients who suffer from Alzheimer's, a disease that affects millions, including Bob Klein's late mother. I have no financial interest in StemCells, Inc. nor does Bob Klein, and my decision to support the award has no connection whatsoever to the work I do with Bob Klein."