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Prop 71 passed in California in 2004, authorizing funding for stem cell research in the golden state. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that by asking for grants, UCB has gotten a piece of that sweet sweet pie.

Two Berkeley researchers, Ellen Robey and David Raulet, have been granted about $1 million each to do their stem cellish research. The main goal behind their research is to figure out how to avoid rejection of stem cells.

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Seven University of California campuses just received $46 million to be used for stem cell research. That’s a lot of money for saving lives or killing babies, depending on how you take your cup of tea. The aims of this research are in developing treatments for such crappy ailments as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

Here’s the breakdown:

UC Berkeley: $1.5 million
UC Merced: $1.7 million
UC Davis: $2.2 million
UC Irvine: $3 million
UC Los Angeles: $5.5 million
UC San Diego: $11.5 million
UC San Francisco: $13.7 million

We feel slightly slighted. Oh well–mo’ money, mo’ problems.

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UC researchers receive $46 million in stem cell grants [Media-Newswire]