The National Institutes of Health handed out nearly $1 million in grant funding over the past few weeks to help fund four research projects examining the role of microRNAs in breast cancer.

The first grant was awarded to the University of Chicago's Dezheng Huo to support his investigations into miRNAs as biomarkers for the detection of triple-negative breast cancer, a form of the disease in which genes for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 are not expressed.

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