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The Winnipeg SUN, Wednesday, March 7, 2001.

Spinal Cord Research Funded

The Spinal Cord Research Centre at the University of Manitoba will receive more than $5.4 million to continue its groundbreaking research to map the functions of cells in the spinal cord.

"We're doing something that few people are doing" said Dr. Larry Jordan, director of the Spinal Cord Research Centre and head of the department of physiology at the U of M.

The centre's 14 principal investigators hope to identify specific nerve cells in the spinal cord which control bodily functions, such as walking.

The centre won two major awards worth $2.3 million from the United States National Institutes of Health and will receive $625,000 per year for five years from the Canadian of Health Research.

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