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Funding News - Stem Cells

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NINDS encourages grant applications for human pluripotent stem cell research using non-embryonic sources.  This announcement is made together with 13 other NIH components and is supported by two funding mechanisms:  R01 and R21.

Human embryonic stem cells have been recognized as a valuable tool for advancing knowledge of human development and biology.  However, using established methods, these cells cannot be obtained without destroying human pre-implantation embryos.  Recent technical innovations in stem cell biology suggest that there may be new opportunities for scientific progress with pluripotent stem cells obtained from sources other than human embryos.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. David Owens, Program Director, Repair and Plasticity Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-1447; e-mail:  For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit or