New partnership pumps £1m into stem cell research for multiple sclerosis

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 15 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c292
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

    In a bid to overcome a critical shortage of funds for stem cell research in Britain, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the UK Stem Cell Foundation have set aside a dedicated pool of research money amounting to £1m (€1.1m; $1.6m). Announcing the plan on Thursday 14 January, Doug Brown, biomedical research manager for the MS Society, said that the new partnership in this field would “pump prime and speed up stem cell research.”

    To mark the creation of the fund the London Regenerative Medicine Network chose the same day to hold a meeting at which two prominent stem cell researchers outlined their views on the future research into multiple sclerosis.

    Robin Franklin of the Medical …

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