UM: Stem Cell Research

The Detroit Free Press reports on the University of Michigan’s embryonic stem cell research, four years after a statewide voter referendum abolished a ban on such efforts. From the report: ”U-M has emerged as the clear leader in Michigan when it comes to embryonic stem cell research, in part, because of an infusion of funds from shopping mall entrepreneur A. Alfred Taubman, who was asked by a friend dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – Lou Gehrig’s disease – to find a cure. Taubman helped finance the campaign to pass the 2008 ballot proposal that lifted the ban and has been relentless in his support of stem cell research, roaring at a politician in 2010: ‘Embryonic stem cell is probably the most important thing that’s happened in medicine probably ever. Ever.’” [Source]