NHLBI Awards $170 Million to Fund Stem Cell Research

From NIH News:

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), one of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $170 million to be paid over seven years to 18 teams of research scientists to develop the high-potential field of stem and progenitor cell tools and therapies.

Many of the researchers receiving awards come from Research!America member institutions, including University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

The recent grants are aligned with public support for this type of research. A 2009 Research!America public opinion poll found that 39% of Americans strongly favor expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research.

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