Pentagon funds stem cell research center for wounded soldiers

04/17/2008 | Yahoo!

The Pentagon has teamed up with hospitals and universities to establish the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a $250 million research center tasked to develop techniques to regrow the skin, limbs and muscles of injured soldiers using their own stem cells. The institute, which will receive $85 million from the Pentagon over five years, is expected to gather specialists in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, the Army's surgeon general said.

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