In the News: UConn Health Center Embryonic Stem Cell Research Program
November 27, 2007
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“Connecticut is in its first year of using state funds to support embryonic stem cell research, and Dr. David Rowe is one of the $100 million program’s big beneficiaries. Scientists believe embryonic stem cells can develop into any type of body tissue, which could one day be used to replace or repair damaged cells and treat diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. If stem cells can help repair a debilitating bone fracture in a mouse, Dr. Rowe said, perhaps they could do the same for humans.
Text and Photo Courtesy of The New York Times – Copyright 2007 – all rights reserved
The above is an excerpt from a New York Times article published Sunday Nov 25 2007, written by Thomas Kaplan, detailing embryonic stem cell research currently being conducted at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Dr. Rowe is a professor in the department of Genetics & Developmental Biology at UCHC.
Read the full article here.