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$1.2M Grant for Stem Cells from Mental Patients

In ALL ARTICLES on October 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

This is great news. I don’t know anyone with substantive research into stem cell treatment of mental illness or depression.  Autism of course has been treated for years – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/autismaspergers-stem-cells/

-David

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$1.2M Grant for Stem Cells from Mental Patients

Rutger’s University received a US$1.2 million grantfrom NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) to start research on adult stem cells.

The stem cells will be taken from people with mental health disorders such as major depression, attention deficit disorder and autism.

Rutger’s University already has the world’s largest repository of stem cell lines.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has this to say about adult stem cells:

…research on adult stem cells has generated a great deal of excitement. Scientists have found adult stem cells in many more tissues than they once thought possible. This finding has led researchers and clinicians to ask whether adult stem cells could be used for transplants.

These stem cells are found on various tissues and organs of the human body. Rutger’s University will gather stem cells from the skin of the patient.

The bulk of stem cell research is currently based on embryonic stem cells which researchers manipulate into other cell types. The foray into adult stem cell research has less restrictions that could hasten discoveries in disease treatment and control.

It is not stated whether the condition of the person, whether mental or physical, has any effect on the stem cell gathered.

THE COST OF NOT PURSUING ADULT STEM CELL TREATMENTS IN THE USA

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 9, 2011 at 9:40 am
COST BY DISEASE # OF PATIENTS COST PER YEAR
TYPE 1 DIABETES 5.8 MILLION PATIENTS $125.1 BILLION
STROKE 5.7 MILLION PATIENTS $62.7 BILLION
HEART FAILURE 5.2 MILLION PATIENTS $50.7 BILLION
SPINAL CORD INJURY 250,000 PATIENTS $37.2 BILLION
PARKINSON’S DISEASE 650,000 PATIENTS $23 BILLION

TOTAL COST THAT ADULT STEM CELLS COULD SAVE THE UNITED STATES

$250 BILLION PER YEAR


$1.5 million for ADULT stem cell research in Australia

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on March 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm
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“Australian Government’s endorsement and its support for the development of adult stem cells as novel therapeutic strategies in patients.”

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$1.5 million for adult stem cell research in Australia

Publciado por toddlersavoid – 10/03/10 a las 05:03:13 pm

https://i2.wp.com/medical-job-australia.com/img/medical-australia.jpgAustralian grown-up flow cell company, Mesoblast Limited, today announced that its chief scientific advisor and founder, Professor Silviu Itescu, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant for pre-clinical and clinical unfolding of mesenchymal harp on full-grown stem cells.  The grant was awarded under the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council’s Program Grants Scheme, with the $1.5 million allocation being made under a specific Memorandum of Understanding.

Professor Itescu said he was delighted with the Australian Government’s endorsement and its support for the development of adult stem cells as novel therapeutic strategies in patients.“The grant will be instrumental in sponsoring a number of clinical and preclinical studies using mesenchymal lineage adult stem cells�, he said.“

There is enormous interest within the international medical community in the potential of adult stem cells to provide effective treatments for a broad range of human diseases and conditions and to vastly improve the quality of life for many people.

“Additionally, these therapies may result in significant reductions to ballooning health care costs�, Professor Itescu said.The Chairman of Mesoblast, Mr Michael Spooner, indicated that subject to material transfer agreements, Mesoblast would make available its specialist Mesenchymal Precursor Cells for these and other Government and industrysponsored studies.http://www.mesoblast.com

California stem-cell grants awarded : Nature News

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on November 3, 2009 at 11:09 am

California stem-cell grants awarded

First major round of research targeted at therapies takes off.

Erika Check Hayden

Dennis Slamon leads one of the teams to receive funding from CIRM.UCLA

Dennis Slamon leads one of the teams to receive funding from CIRM.UCLA

The starting gun has fired for 14 research teams, based in California, who now have four years to make good on the therapeutic promise of stem cells.

On 28 October, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) committed US$230 million to teams of basic and clinical researchers aiming to move experimental stem-cell treatments into an investigational new-drug filing with the US Food and Drug Administration. Britain and Canada together paid an additional $43 million for four of the grants, which will include work by researchers in those countries.

via California stem-cell grants awarded : Nature News.

Pitt Researchers Grab $5M in Grants

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on September 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Science Pitt Researchers Grab $5M in Grants for Stem Cell Research

SCIENCE CELLSShane McGlaun (Blog) – September 28, 2009 11:30 AM

Researchers working on growing tissues inside of lymph nodes from stem cells

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have received two grants that total over $5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore new methods for cultivating replacement cells from inside the body and organs. The grant will be used to study ways to coax stem cells to grow into specific types of tissue inside the lymph nodes of the body.

One of the grants was for $2.9 million and was awarded to Eric Lagasse, a professor of pathology in Pitt’s School of Medicine. Lagasse is also a researcher in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He will use the funds on research to use the many lymph nodes in the body as sites for growing replacement cells for other tissues. His research will use the lymph nodes as bioreactors to grow cells within the body.

via DailyTech – Pitt Researchers Grab $5M in Grants for Stem Cell Research.

NY commits $20M to stem-cell research – Buffalo

In BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on August 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Monday, August 31, 2009, 8:18am EDT

New York plans to invest $20.4 million in stem-cell research.

Gov. David Paterson announced that $5.4 million will be earmarked to recruit research fellows to research institutions in New York. The remaining $15.4 million will be used to establish “multi-institutional research facilities” that will be shared by researchers from across the state.

“Investment in stem cell research is part of our vision to make New York a global leader in the new economy,” Paterson said.

New York State Health Commissioner Richard Daines, who is also the chair of the Empire State Stem Cell Board, said the funding will “ensure the best and the brightest new stem-cell investigators conduct their research in New York state.”

The governor put out two Requests for Applications. More detail on the applications, which are due Dec. 1, is available at the state’s Web site.

via NY commits $20M to stem-cell research – Business First of Buffalo:.

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