MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - Stem cell researchers at UW-Madison will work together with scientists in California under an agreement Governor Jim Doyle will sign Thursday. There are no specific projects on the horizon.
But Bob Klein of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine says it will encourage scientists in both states to use their assets to get treatments to patients faster. California has similar agreements with New York, Maryland, and 7 foreign countries – and they’re working together on cures for Alzheimer’s, cancer, juvenile diabetes, and other diseases.
The California Institute is a state agency that was started after voters approved major funding for stem cell research in 2004.