Stem cell research grants bring millions to Bay Area

Bay Area researchers were awarded a significant portion of the $250 million in grants announced by the state’s stem cell institute.

Researchers at the UC San Francisco, were members of teams that received nearly $20 million to discover how to implant insulin-producing cells in diabetes patients, and $19.2 million to develop a treatment for brain tumors.

Stanford University researchers were on teams that received $20 million to treat stroke using implanted stem cells and $20 million for leukemia therapy, among other funding.
 

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