UC San Diego Researchers Receive New CIRM Funding

Five scientists from the University of California, San Diego and its School of Medicine have been awarded almost $12 million in new grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to conduct stem cell-based research into regenerating spinal cord injuries, repairing gene mutations that cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and finding new drugs to treat heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.  Awardees include two faculty members in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program: Lawrence Goldstein, who is studying Alzheimer's Disease, and Gene Yeo, who is studying Lou Gehrig's disease.

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