NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $4.5 million endowment to establish a lab to conduct genomic and proteomic studies of multiple myeloma, or cancer of the bone marrow, the school said today.
 
The commitment from Stephen and Nancy Grand to the university’s Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy will be used to establish a mass-spectrometry lab to analyze proteins that are produced by myeloma tumor cells and bone marrow cells.
 

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