Stem Cell Institutes Keep Coming

Stem cell research is becoming a healthy (and healthily funded) field of science despite political opposition to developing cures for age-related conditions - you can tell by the rate at which new institutes are endowed. EurekAlert notes that "Financier Leon D. Black has committed $10 million to Mount Sinai School of Medicine to establish the Black Family Stem Cell Institute. The Institute, which will be directed by Gordon Keller, PhD, Professor of Gene and Cell Medicine, will integrate research in embryonic stem cells, developmental biology, and adult stem cell biology." This sort of philanthropic endowment is the visible tip of the funding iceberg, and something we would like to see in the near future for serious anti-aging research.

Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-05/tmsh-mss050505.php

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