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Harvard Stem Cell Institute by the numbers

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A mouse embryo is being injected with stem cells. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Eggan)

1 educational Web site to be launched in late spring,

1 annual symposium

5 initial disease targets the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Stem cell videos:

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More stories about stem cells

Harvard Alumni Association videoconference on stem cells, “Unlocking the promise of stem cells”

Harvard Stem Cell Institute hosts inaugural symposia (press release 4/23/04)

(HSCI) will tackle: diabetes, blood diseases (AIDS, cancer), neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disease

7 Harvard schools participating in the HSCI

7 Harvard hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital

12 inter-lab science seminars per year

17 new human embryonic stem cell lines created in the lab of Doug Melton

25 principal investigators

100 researchers currently involved in the HSCI

Several hundred investigators, postdocs, and students in Harvard labs doing stem cell research

150 million potential patients in the United States