Neuroscience research given $5.5-million boost

Guest Contributor
August 30, 2002

The Brain Repair Centre, a multidisciplinary research collaboration based in Atlantic Canada, has received $5.5 million in funding to develop stem cell lines from adult sources for use to combat health afflictions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. The project will add to the growing concentration of neuroscience research in the region. The Atlantic Innovation Fund contributed $2.1 million (see page 1) with the balance coming from Capital Health, Dalhousie Univ, Government of Nova Scotia, National Research Council’s Institute for Biodiagnostics and Industrial Research Assistance Program. The project is expected to generate products like novel stem cell lines as well as protocols for use in transplantation, methods for cell delivery and neurotransplantation kits leading to new methods for repairing brain disorders….

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