UofL researcher awarded $12.8 million NIH grant renewal for adult stem cell project

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – At the time when Dr. Roberto Bolli received word that he was awarded a $12.8 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health for one research project, five patients in another of his clinical trials at the University of Louisville have reached the successful endpoint of their participation.

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    The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH has funded Bolli’s program project grant, “Protection of Ischemic Myocardium” for five years. Originally funded at $11.7 million in 2006, the project involves research with adult stem cells in four areas:

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