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BIRAX GRANTS NIS 25M FOR ISRAEL-UK STEM CELL PROJECTS

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The British Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership (Birax) will grant NIS 25 million (~ US$7 million) over five years for seven joint Israel-UK stem cell research programs.  Under Birax, joint projects have already been established by Cambridge University, Oxford University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Nottingham in the UK along with Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The projects deal with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and type 1 diabetes, as well as basic research on ways to prevent the immune system from attacking stem cells.