Right Turn: No horsing around with this grand gesture

Author: Stacey Johnson, 03/20/15

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American media and telecom billionaire John Malone, along with his horse-breeding wife Leslie, have generously donated U.S. $42.5 million to Colorado State University to launch the CSU Institute for Biologic Translational Therapies to develop regenerative medicine treatments to benefit animals and people.

The university says the new institute “will be unique in its focus on developing regenerative treatments from inception in the laboratory setting, through clinical trials, to commercialization of new technologies.” The focus is on translational medicine to help animal patients, then to use that knowledge where similarities exist in human physiology and disease.

The Malones were inspired to make the donation after witnessing how their world-class dressage horses have benefited from stem cell treatments to help repair stressed and injured joints.

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Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson

For almost 20 years, Stacey has been providing strategic communications counsel to government, corporate, technology and health organizations. Prior to that, Stacey was at the CTV Television Network, first as a researcher, then as a story producer for “Goldhawk Fights Back,” a special ombudsman segment that aired weekly on the National News and Canada AM. Before joining CCRM as the Director, Communications and Marketing, Stacey was the Director of Communications for the Canadian Arthritis Network. Stacey is editor of Signals. You can follow Stacey on Twitter @msstaceyerin.
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