THE STATE OF Vermont does not use its funds to support stem cell research; however, scientists can conduct stem cell research using external funds. At the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical School, several labs carry out studies in stem cell biology and are discovering their therapeutic potential.

Examples of UVM scientists researching stem cells include Benjamin T Suratt, M.D., who investigates the inflammatory response resulting from blood stem cell transplants and the use of blood stem cells to repair the lung; Yang Mao—Draayer, M.D., Ph.D., along with Joseph McSherry, M.D., Ph.D., study the use of neural stem cells to repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis; Charles Irvin, Ph.D., director of the Vermont Lung Center, where research is conducted to understand how genetic and stem cell therapy ...

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