MyrtleBeachOnline reports that the South Carolina state lottery will be funding research into regenerative medicine to the tune of $6 million once matching funds are raised. This will be a collaborative project between three universities, resulting in the S.C. Center for Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative medicine (such as stem cell therapies and other strategies for stimulating healing and regrowth of damaged organs) is an important part of healthy life extension research. It is encouraging to see money invested in this field. Being able to fix damage caused by aging and injury will help us all to lead longer, healthier lives.