Saturday August 19th 2017

Stem cell agency’s grants to UCLA help set stage for revolutionary medicine

Scientists from UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research were today awarded grants totaling more than $3.5 million by California’s stem cell agency for their ongoing efforts to advance revolutionary stem cell science in medicine. Recipients of the awards from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) included Lili Yang ($614,400), who researches how stem cells become rare immune cells; Denis Evseenko ($1,146,468), who is studying the biological niche in which stem cells grow into cartilage; Thomas Otis and Bennet Novitch ($1,148,758), who are using new techniques to study communication between nerve and muscle cells in spinal muscular atrophy; and Samantha Butler ($598,367), who is investigating the molecular elements that dr…

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Stem cell agency’s grants to UCLA help set stage for revolutionary medicine

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