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UK invests in $12.5-million Stem-Cell Institute

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By Tim Sandle
Posted Aug 21, 2012 in Science
The UK is to invest £8 million ($12.5 million) in a new center that will be dedicated to stem-cell biology and medicine, with the aim of developing new therapeutic approaches to illnesses that currently have no effective treatments. The funding will come from the UK’s Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, two of the country’s largest funders of medical research.
Stem cells have shown promise in potential treatments for liver disease, diabetes, blindness, spinal cord injury, and neurodegenerative disorders, and can be used to study the mechanisms of human disease.
For further details see the Wellcome Trust

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