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Brown University Receives $11M from NIH to Research Genomics, Proteomics of Cancer

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Brown University has received a five-year, $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support genetically based cancer research at its Center for Genomics and Proteomics.


According to the university's newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald, five faculty members led by John Sedivy, a professor of medical science and the director of the Center for Genomics and Proteomics, will use the funds to investigate DNA damage, cell growth and division, hormone signaling, and other events that lead to the development or spread of cancer.


The $11 million NIH grant is the second grant given to Brown through the NIH's Centerof Biomedical Research Excellenceprogram. In 2000, the NIH awarded the university $11 million to fund the creation of the Center for Genomics and Proteomics.

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