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Maryland agency awards $8.4 million for stem cell research

Maryland agency awards $8.4 million for stem cell research

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. said Friday it approved $8.4 million in funding for stem cell research projects seeking treatment and cures for heart failure, stroke, multiple sclerosis, vascular diseases, Parkinson’s Disease, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders and cancer. 

The money is going to the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission, which is administered by TEDCO. The commission will dole the funds out to 26 entities and researchers working on projects.

The money comes from a fund established in 2006 by the General Assembly and governor's office to promote state-funded stem cell research. It is given through grants and loans to public and...

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