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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.

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