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Governor Announces $20.4 Million for Stem Cell Faculty and Facilities
Governor David A. Paterson today announced the availability of $20.4 million in State funding to enhance stem cell research in New York State through the release of two Requests for Applications (RFAs). This latest investment underscores New York's commitment to accelerate the potential of cell-based therapies to treat life-threatening diseases, and at the same time invigorate the State's biomedical and biotechnology enterprises.
Governor Paterson Announces $21.5 Million for Stem Cell Research
July 8, 2009 -- Governor David A. Paterson today announced the availability of $21.5 million in State funding for stem cell research in New York State through the release of two Requests for Applications (RFAs). This latest investment underscores New YorkÂ´s commitment to stem cell research and its potential to strengthen the StateÂ´s position as a national leader in biomedical research.
Governor Paterson Applauds President Obama's Action on Stem Cell Research and Announces $101.8 million in New State Funding for Stem Cell Research
March 9, 2009 -- "I applaud President Obama for signing this Executive Order and restoring federal funding at a time when our country is reeling from a historic economic downturn. Support for stem cell research offers hope for better health to millions while providing an economic stimulus to the biomedical community."
Consortia Planning Grants Awarded
ALBANY, NY (September 19, 2008) -- State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., today announced the awarding of $2 million in consortia planning grants to strengthen New YorkÂ´s capacity for stem cell research.
New York's Stem Cell Research Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 28, 2008) - The public is invited to review and comment on a strategic framework to guide New York State's $600 million, 11-year investment in stem cell research.
Governor Paterson Announces Nearly $109 Million in New Stem Cell Research Funding
ALBANY, NY (May 8, 2008) Governor David A. Paterson today announced that nearly $109 million in new state funding is being made available to support stem cell research initiatives in New York. The nearly $109 million represents the second round of available funding from the state's 11-year, $600 million stem cell research initiative that was approved as part of last year's state budget.
Modification of Fusion Protein Causes Blood Cancers
Lan Wang, Ph.D., an Empire State Stem Cell Fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, just published new data in Science identifying the mechanism behind the uncontrolled cell proliferation leading to certain blood cancers