NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Utah Department of Medicine has been awarded $16 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund interdisciplinary studies that delve into the molecular and cellular causes of blood clots.

The funding will support the University's Molecular Medicine Translational Research Center in Thrombosis, which will use the funding for basic and clinical science efforts to discover and test new diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic interventions for thrombosis, the university said yesterday.

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