UofL research receives $2M donation

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Posted on November 22, 2013 at 8:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Jewish Heritage Fund for excellence is helping fight heart disease with a $2 million donation to support adult stem cell research at UofL.

The grant funds will be used to buy and install a facility that's required by the US Food and Drug Administration for processing stem cells.

Once the new facility is built, it will allow the purification and growing process of stem cells to take place in Louisville. Right now, that step is done in Boston.

Doctor Roberto Bolli is the chief cardiologist at UofL and is considered one of the top heart researcher scientists in the world.

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