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Three San Diego-based research teams garnered a total of $55.6 million from the California stem cell institute today. The San Diego awards were among 14 totaling $230 million that the institute handed out statewide.

Here is a rundown of the local awards:

  • A team led by University of California, San Diego researcher Dennis Carson was given $20 million for the use of stem cells in leukemia research. The UCSD team is partnering with a team for the University of Toronto.
  • A team led by Emmanuel Baetge, chief scientist at San Diego-based Novocell, was awarded $20 million for research into using stem cells for diabetes research. Baetge is partnering with a team from the University of California, San Francisco.
  • A team of Salk Institute for Biological Studies researchers were given $15.6 million for stem cell research focused on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Salk researchers will partner with UCSD and the locally based Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
DAVID WASHBURN

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