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Illinois Researchers Receive Stem Cell Funding

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

Illinois is one of only four American states whch has earmarked public funds for stem cell research. A total grant of US$10 million has been made available and will be divided amongst 10 researchers at hospitals and universities statewide who will benefit from this Illinois Regenerative Medicine Institute program.

It's expected that Illinois will dedicate more funds to stem cell research within the next fiscal year. However, broader suport would require a referendum. Both embyonic and adult stem cell researchers have received grants.

Amongst those pursuing research in the field of adult stem cells are Dr. Dorothy Sipkins, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the U of C Hospitals (UCH), Chicago. Her research centers on looking at cells on the molecular level and investigating both normal and cancerous stem cells derived from adult bone marrow, in order to observe how the normal cells are affected by malignant growth. Once this process is understood, the search for cures or methods to prevent cancerous tumours can begin.

The full article can be found here.


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