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The Trump administration is considering cutting $100 million worth of crucial medical research into developing new vaccines and treating diseases like Parkinsonâs and Alzheimerâs.
âIt will slow some projects down that are vital for sick Americans,â Larry Goldstein, the director of UC San Diegoâs stem cell program, toldÂ Politico, blasting the proposal by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to discontinue National Institutes of Health (NIH) research that uses fetal tissue.
Research on stem cells derived from fetal tissue isÂ absolutely essentialÂ to medical progress. It brought us the vaccines for polio and measles, and itâs currently being used to develop potential vaccines for HIV/AIDS and influenza, as well as treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsonâs, Alzheimerâs, ALS, and more.…