Research involving adult stem cells receives state grants

Stephen J. Kaufman was awarded a state grant last week for his research on stem cells. "Kaufman, a professor of cell and developmental biology and member of the university's neuroscience program, — received $250,000 to focus on mesoangioblasts adult stem cells that have the capacity to become skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle cells, as well as nerve cells. It is hoped that they could be used to repair a variety of diseased tissues, especially for muscle-related diseases and injuries."

UI News Bureau

May 04, 2006 All News