Canada in brief: Nov. 4, 2009


Stem cell research funded

The Ontario government has invested $10 million in support of a global stem cell research project to assist in developing treatments for major health conditions.
The project is being led by Janet Rossant from the University of Toronto, and involves SickKids hospital and a team of 30 world-renowned stem cell researchers.
The government funds will be supporting the training and employment of over 400 research staff.
Funding world–class research is part of the “Ontario Innovation Agenda”, which is the McGuinty’s government’s plan to build an innovative economy that evolves new knowledge into new careers.

–Compiled by Idil Herzi

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