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Monday, May 12, 2008

ANU inks MoU with NCRM

Doctoral studies on stem cells

Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai has started an academic programme of doctorate level research leading to a Ph.D degree in stem cell research to be awarded by the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, AP.

This is a unique speciality in which scientists of stem cell biology have to work in coordination with the clinical doctors and they will jointly accomplish research in liver stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells to find out solutions for several diseases which are beyond the realm of a definitive treatment as of now.

The Japanese technological strength available through NCRM will train and educate the students in India and equip them to come out with solutions for several diseases which are prevalent not only in India, but elsewhere.

NCRM will consider applications for this programme from post-graduates in life sciences and medical, dental and veterinary graduates.

An MoU has been signed between Acharya Nagarjuna University and NCRM for several academic and research projects, which will allow joint research meetings, seminars and training programmes among and by the two institutes.

- Courtesy The Hindu, 12th May 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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