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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