Canada awards $24M for research into preservation of corneas

08/27/2014 | Sun News (Canada)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded the University of Alberta a grant worth about $24 million for research on tissue and cell preservation related to the transplantation of corneas. "If we had a way to preserve them, we could then have a bank that is available and you wouldn't have to wait three years for a corneal transplant when you need one," the university's Lorne Babiuk said.

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