A group of universities and medical centers will receive $85 million from the U.S. Army to research the use of stem cells and other biotechnology to treat soldiers maimed by explosions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The new Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine will receive $85 million to develop therapies to help repair and replace damaged tissues and organs, Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, the Army's surgeon general, said today at a Defense Department press conference.
The institute will be based at existing universities, leaving the money for research, said Joachim Kohn, a professor of chemical biology and chemistry at Rutgers University, the state university of New Jersey, which will lead one of two groups of universities and medical centers doing the research.
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