IoP Centre for Cellular Behaviour shares US National Institute of Health grant worth $2.9 million
OCTOBER 05, 2006
Jack Price, professor of Developmental Neurobiology and the Director for the Centre for the Cellular Behaviour along with Dr Mike Modo, lecturer at the centre are forming part of a transatlantic, multi-disciplinary research team, looking at stem cell work for the development of treatment for stroke who have been awarded a major US research grant.
The team led by Dr Karen Hirschi, of the US Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded a three year grant worth $2.3 million by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of the US National Institute of Health.
The grant will allow the team to discover new information about stem cells in the brain, how they can be manipulated within and outside the body and hopefully facilitate the development of a treatment of stroke, one of the most common causes of disability.