NIH (National Institutes of Health) stem cell research grant for Tulane University:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US National Center for Research Resources, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has given Tulane University in New Orleans a $4.3m grant to establish a centre for the preparation, quality testing and distribution of adult stem cells. The centre intends to harvest stem cells from its own supply of adult human and rat bone marrow and distribute the cells worldwide. In addition, the centre will derive cells from bone marrow preparations provided by individual laboratories and return the cells to the labs for use in their own research programmes. NIH officials expect the centre will help spur research which has been limited to date due to the technical requirements and the expense of producing high-quality cells.