Three USC researchers win $4.3 million in awards from California’s stem cell agency

Three scientists from Keck Medicine of USC have won grants exceeding $4.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for research that includes creating a temporary liver for patients, finding novel ways to treat immune disorders and blood diseases, and developing new animal models for heart failure, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The grants, …

Stem cell therapy following meniscus knee surgery may reduce pain, restore meniscus

A single stem-cell injection following arthroscopic meniscus knee surgery may provide pain relief and aid in meniscus regrowth, according to a new study by C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., MD, principal investigator with USC Stem Cell and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The first-of-its-kind study appeared in the January …

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awards USC researcher $5.7 million

California’s stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved $5.7 million for a USC researcher to help move promising stem cell-based therapies from the laboratory research phase to clinical trials in people. CIRM approved a $5.7 million Research Leadership Award to foster the recruitment of Andrew P. McMahon from the Harvard …

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