Amid budget cuts, Kansas University gets funding for adult stem cell center

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Monday, June 10, 2013

As Kansas University officials bemoaned legislative budget cuts this week, Kansas Board of Regents member Ed McKechnie wondered if those cuts could be alleviated somewhat by diverting funds that KU received in another area — but didn't request.

McKechnie, of Arcadia, was talking about the $2 million allocated over two years to create and run the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center at the KU Medical Center.

"Stem cell research is good, but I don't know if that's what we need to do right now," McKechnie said. "Might be a good idea to use that to offset other things."

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