TITLE

UCLA director gets the goods as California makes good on its stem cell initiative

AUTHOR(S)
Bloom, Stacie
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Clinical Investigation;Nov2005, Vol. 115 Issue 11, p2958
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
The article presents an interview with Owen Witte, professor and director of the UCLA Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine. The $3 billion California stem cell initiative has finally awarded its first set of grants. The granting agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), allocated a total of nearly $40 million to 16 California institutions with the goal of creating a stem cell training program for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and clinical fellows. The largest award, $3.75 million, went to UCLA. The main the main goals of the stem cell research programs at UCLA are to provide continuity of basic research into translational medicine to improve the treatment of human disease. The most impressive findings in stem cell research are the nuclear transplantation experiments in Korea, which have opened up a world of future therapeutic possibilities. The future of stem cell medicine holds, both scientifically and politically. Even in the face of constant political and social concerns, the science has been moving forward in the US and around the globe.
ACCESSION #
18712642

 

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