The National Institutes of Health has earmarked nearly $800,000 in grant funding to support research projects focused on the role of microRNAs in cancer development and immunity, as well as the development of a platform to study miRNA expression data in tumor cells.

The first grant was awarded to University of California, Los Angeles, researcher Dinesh Rao to fund his efforts characterizing the tumor-suppressive functions of two miRNAs — miR-34a and miR-146a — in B cell neoplasia.

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