AIIMS-Bathinda gets Rs 50L grant for stem cell research

AIIMS-Bathinda gets Rs 50L grant for stem cell research

A view of AIIMS-Bathinda.

Bathinda, December 23

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bathinda, has received a grant of Rs 50 lakh as part of research funding by the Department of Science and Technology to conduct research on stem cell survival upon transplantation to regenerate dead tissues.

The project assumes significance as stem cells have an inherent property to proliferate and differentiate into a variety of cells that has significant importance in cell-based therapy on ischemic heart disease and stroke patients.

The grant proposal by Dr Sanjay Kumar, Associate Professor, Biochemistry, on enhancing stem cell survival upon transplantation to regenerate dead tissues has been selected amongst numerous proposals submitted throughout India and has received approval for funding worth Rs 50 lakh approximately by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under the Core Research Grant (CRG) Scheme.

According to the WHO, ischemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for around 17.2 million deaths. Such cases have increased in India by 34% with the highest burden in Punjab. — TNS

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