Thursday, October 21, 2004

Hartman pledges $4.4M for Parkinson's research

"Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, with a pledge from Msgr. Thomas Hartman's Foundation of $4.4 million over five years, is launching a research initiative focused on developing treatments for Parkinson's disease."

"None of the funding will be used for research involving stem cells derived from embryos, Hartman said. The Catholic Church is opposed to use of such cells, because an embryo is destroyed in the process. Stem cells taken from adult bone marrow or umbilical cords may hold potential, he said, and part of the research is exploring their value."

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