Tuesday, 28 May 2013

24 John Hopkins researchers to receive stem cell funds

A few days ago, The John Hopkins Medical Centre announced that the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission will be awarding 24 of its 31 grants to Johns Hopkins researchers. Aim of the funds ($10.4 million) is to support stem cell-related projects like studying the basic principles behind stem cells, how they develop and differentiate, as well as  their potential uses for therapeutic purposes. 

"With federal funding being cut back by the sequester, state grants are more important than ever to support this potentially life-saving research. It's a testament to the high quality and broad scope of stem cell research at Johns Hopkins that our researchers are so well-represented on this year's list of awardees." said Ted Dawson director of the Institute for Cell Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

The list with the researchers receiving the funds can be accessed here

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