NIH Awards More than $1M in microRNA-Related Grants | GenomeWeb

The National Institutes of Health this month set aside more than $1 million to fund a handful of grants examining the roles of microRNAs in neurological dysfunction, immune responsiveness, and cancer, as well as the development of a new method for identifying targets of the non-coding RNAs.

The first grant was awarded to Shilpa Buch, a researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, to support her efforts to uncover how miR-29b influences HIV-associated neuronal toxicity in opiate abusers.

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