MD State Issue:
Keep stem cell research funding in Maryland at the Governor’s budgeted amount of $9 million. The National MS Society supports stem cell research funding in accordance with federal, state and local laws to find new ways to slow, prevent, and repair the effects of MS. Maryland is a national leader in biomedical research. The Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) was established in 2006. During its first seven years, the MSCRF has funded a total of 349 research project at a cost of $120 million. Funding has targeted 35 diseases and conditions, including MS. Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries. Therapies are beginning to advance from the bench to the bedside as stem cells are used to create disease models and test new drugs.
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