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Rensselaer receives more than $2 million from New York State to fund stem cell research
Date:3/23/2009

ccording to Ferland.

The team will analyze mouse bone and neural stem cells to determine what changes within an organism when these genes are altered or removed. "This experimental approach gives us the advantage of not only beginning to understand the role of these genes in stem cell function, but also for gaining greater insight in understanding these diseases," Ferland said.

All research utilizing stem cells at Rensselaer must be extensively reviewed by the Institutional Stem Cell Research Oversight (ISCRO) committee. The committee ensures that all research involving human or animal stem cells is in accordance with state and federal guidelines and is performed safely and ethically.


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Contact: Gabrielle DeMarco
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518-276-6542
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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