Stem Cell Research Programs at Universities and Institutions

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The National Institutes of Health offers the following list of Universities and Institutions at which stem cell research is currently underway:

Harvard Stem Cell Institute: Supports research into all aspects of stem cell biology, with special emphasis on those areas with the greatest potential for improving human health.

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine: Established for University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center scientists and clinical faculty working to develop tissue engineering, cellular therapies, biosurgery, and artificial and biohybrid organ devices.

National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource: Provides neural stem cells harvested from the post-natal, post-mortem, human brain to the research community for stem cell research.

New York Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM): Supports basic, applied, translational or other research and development activities that will advance scientific discoveries in fields related to stem cell biology.

Pittsburgh Development Center of Magee-Womens Research Institute: Explores the molecular biology of cell function, including the potential of stem cells for treating human disease.

Sloan-Kettering Institute: Part of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to patient care, education, and research into cancer.

Stanford University School of Medicine/Institute for Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine: Explains Stanford's involvement and perspective on stem cell issues, with links to related sites.

Texas Heart Institute Stem Cell Center: Dedicated to the study of adult stem cells and their role in treating cardiovascular disease, including clinical trials (in human patients), as well as many preclinical studies (in the laboratory) using stem cells.

Tulane University Center for Gene Therapy: Prepares and distributes well-characterized marrow stromal cells (MSCs) derived from adult human and rodent bone marrow using standardized protocols.

University of California, San Francisco/Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program: Highlights of UCSF human embryonic stem cell research.

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine's Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute: ISCI's goal is to spearhead cell based therapies for a host of untreatable diseases. Its focus includes research in basic cell biology, hematology, oncology, cardiology, dermatology, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, and ethics and science policy.

University of Minnesota: Stem Cell Institute: Works to enhance understanding of stem cells' potential to improve human and animal health.

University of Wisconsin/Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Scientists at UW-Madison were the first to successfully isolate and culture human embryonic stem cells.

The New York Stem Cell Foundation: A non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research.

Source: National Institutes of Health at http://stemcells.nih.gov/research/educResearch.asp.

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