The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded a total of $69 million to help develop therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's, heart disease and multiple sclerosis. The grants for the third round of CIRM's Early Translational Awards program included its first-ever collaboratively funded research projects with China and the federal government of Australia and a new project with Germany.
Overall, CIRM's governing board has awarded $1.3 billion in stem cell grants, with more than half of the total going to the University of California or UC-affiliated institutions.
CIRM Early Translational III Awards:
UC Davis: $6.7 million (Kyriacos Athanasiou, Walter Boyd)
UC Irvine: $4.8 million (Thomas Lane)
UC San Diego: $11.8 million (Eric David Adler, Lawrence Goldstein, Mark Tuszynski, Yang Xu, Eugene Wei-Ming Yeo)
UC San Francisco: $7.1 million (Morton Cowan, Arnold Kriegstein and Holger Willenbring and $6.3 million to UCSF-affiliated J. David Gladstone Institutes (Deepak Srivastava)
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