Stem cell efforts to treat neurological diseases bolstered

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Stem cell efforts to treat neurological diseases bolstered

Postby MSUK » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:06 am

Stem cell efforts to treat neurological diseases bolstered with $4.5 million

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The endeavor to find better treatments or perhaps even one day a cure for a host of debilitating and fatal neurological diseases has been bolstered by an influx of funding from a mix of private and public sources.

The laboratory headed by Steven Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has received $4.5 million in new funding to further its efforts to use stem cells and related molecules to treat several feared disorders for which there are currently no cures – including multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, and fatal childhood diseases known as pediatric leukodystrophies.

The new funding, which will support work in the laboratory for the next three to five years, comes from a mix of private and government sources, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the CHDI Foundation for Huntington’s disease research, Biogen Idec, and the National Institutes of Health.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1826
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