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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 York´s capacity for stem cell research.

"This important investment in stem cell research is strengthening the state´s position as a leader in biomedical research and biotechnology, while supporting the development of possible new therapies to alleviate and treat debilitating diseases and conditions, such as Alzheimer´s, Parkinson´s ALS, paralysis, and diabetes," said Commissioner Daines, who chairs the Empire State Stem Cell Board.