5/24/2012 – State stem cell agency awards three grants for development of new therapies at medical school

Three researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine were awarded today a total of $11.9 million from the state stem cell agency in the third round of its Early Translational Awards. The awards are meant to move promising stem cell therapies out of the laboratory and into human clinical testing.

Helen Blau, PhD (Center on Longevity faculty affiliate); Joseph Wu, MD, PhD; and Renee Reijo Pera, PhD, will receive amounts ranging from $1.8 to $5.2 million to further their work in researching the use of pluripotent stem cells as therapy to rejuvenate old muscles, heal damaged hearts and treat urinary incontinence.

Read the full article at Stanford School of Medicine.