By Doug Macron

The National Institutes of Health this month awarded more than $500,000 in grants to help researchers study the use of microRNAs as biomarkers for various diseases, including obstructive neuropathy and liver and prostate cancers.

The first grant was awarded to Thomas Jefferson University's Hushan Yang to investigate how miRNAs influence how chronic hepatitis B can lead to hepatocellular carcinoma.

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