Media Cover Grant to Move Scripps Parkinson's Stem Cell Research Forward

Researchers received $2.4 million grant from California agency

Researchers received $2.4 million grant from California agency

An innovative research project by Scripps Clinic and The Scripps Research Institute scientists aimed at using stem cells as a possible treatment for Parkinson’s disease received a major funding boost from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, according to a recent San Diego Union-Tribune article.


Neurologist Melissa Houser, MD, who is medical director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Scripps Clinic, said the $2.4 million grant could enable the scientists to seek regulatory permission to test the cells in human patients in about a year.


Read the Union-Tribune article: Parkinson’s Therapy Funded by California’s Stem Cell Agency

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