Researchers Create Two New Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines
UConn Researchers have created
two new human embryonic stem cell lines and are making the lines
available to academic researchers to study the therapeutic
potential of the cells.
The two new lines are a milestone
in the state's pioneering stem cell program approved by the
Connecticut General Assembly and signed by Governor Jodi M. Rell
in 2005. The program commits $100 million to fund stem cell
research and training programs for 10 years.
"We have a track record now,
which I think will be looked upon very favorably in
Washington," said Paul Pescatello, president and CEO of CURE.
President Barack Obama is
expected to lift restrictions on federal funding for human
embryonic stem cell research. Connecticut's head start could give
it a major advantage in competing for federal research money.
official UConn press release.
the Hartford Courant article.
the Connecticut Post article.
the New Haven Register article.
the New Britain Herald article.
the Middletown Press editorial.
Scientists from UConn's Stem Cell
Core Laboratory, where the breakthrough took place, are among the
international stem cell researchers who will be participating in
the StemCONN 09 symposium in New Haven March 23-24. Click
here for more.