By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Purdue University has landed a $14.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand the Bindley Bioscience Center and its cancer and life sciences research programs, Purdue said today.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the National Center for Research Resources will be used for a 29,000 square-foot expansion to establish the Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Facility, which will create 30 to 40 new staff jobs.

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