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UC Davis gets $4.4M grant for stem cell research
Sacramento Business Journal

A team at UC Davis got a $4.4 million grant to develop an airway transplant made of stem cells to cure a life-threatening narrowing of the upper windpipe and lower voice box — known as severe airway stenosis. The grant is part of $61 million in funding that the California stem cell agency approved Thursday for research that targets diseases that have not responded to conventional treatment. The goal of the Disease Team grants awarded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is to help accelerate development of new therapies.