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City Centre signs pact with varsity
NT Bureau | Wed, 23 Apr, 2008,11:49 AM

Consul general of Japan, Kazuo Minagawa, NCRM
director Samuel J K Abraham and ANU Vice-Chancellor
V Balamohandas at the launch

Chennai-based Niche-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) in association with Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur, Andhra Pradesh has launched a PhD programme in stem cell research.

An MoU was signed in this regard between the two institutes in Chennai on Monday, to take up collaboration works in research and academic activities.

Speaking on the occasion, NCRM director Samuel J K Abraham said, the programme will enable clinical doctors and basic scientists to do research on liver stem cells and hematopietic stem cells.

Unlike the developed nations, in India the synergy between clinical doctors and basic scientists in research projects is a rare phenomenon, he said.

Post graduates in life sciences and medical, dental and veterinary graduates are eligible for enrollment in this research programme.

Samuel said that, the comprehensive research programme includes meetings, seminars and training.

Regenerative medicine is an evolving speciality in medicine in which stem cells, progenitor cells and mature cells with regenerative capability are used to treat diseases.

The Consul general of Japan, Kazuo Minagawa, ANU Vice-Chancellor V Balamohandas were among the others present.

- Courtesy Newstoday, 23 Apr 2008 issue.
*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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