NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An infectious disease researcher at Scripps Florida will use a $500,000 award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to study RNA replication in hepatitis C and other aspects of the disease, Scripps Florida said Wednesday.
 
A professor in Scripps Florida’s Infectology Department, Timothy Tellinghuisen, received the Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award for 2008, which will be spread out over the course of five years.
 

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