UC San Diego gets $100-million gift for stem cell research

November 5, 2013 1:19 AM

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UC San Diego gets $100-million gift for stem cell research

Thanks to a $100-million donation, UC San Diego will be creating a new clinical center to study how the use of stem cells may help cure or alleviate leukemia, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems, officials announced Monday.

The gift is from T. Denny Sanford, a South Dakota businessman who made a fortune in the banking and credit card industry and has been very generous to various healthcare initiatives.

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