PC funding cut threatens stem cell research, institute warns - News Summed Up

PC funding cut threatens stem cell research, institute warns


The Ottawa cardiologist in charge of an institute that funds stem cell research says future projects could be in jeopardy after the province decided not to renew its funding for 2020. - Dr. Duncan Stewart, OIRM president"The decision was made purely on that basis," Stewart told CBC Radio's All In A Day on Wednesday. The OIRM helps "facilitate and catalyze" the movement of stem cell research from the realm of pure science to clinical trials, Stewart said. On Wednesday, the institute awarded grants to 16 regenerative medicine research projects in Ontario, including a number underway at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Research into stem cell therapy that could accelerate the growth of lungs in premature babies may also be at risk, he added.


Source: CBC News May 16, 2019 07:52 UTC



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