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Peter Jackson gives $500,000 for stem cell research

July 15, 2006 at 9:41 am by xoanon  - 

Wellington film-making couple Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh have donated $500,000 (US$311,000) to the University of California’s research programme on human embryonic stem cells. “We have lost close friends and relatives to cancer and Parkinson’s disease, and the level of personal suffering inflicted on patients and their families by these diseases is horrific,” Jackson said today. “Stem cell therapy has the potential to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses, which up until now have been labelled ‘incurable’.” [More]

Posted in Old Main News on July 15, 2006 by

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