In the Lab: Research Roundup

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Following is a list of some of the medical research grants awarded to scientists in the area.

St. Louis University School of Medicine

The scientist Dr. Robert E. Fleming, professor of pediatrics; and biochemistry and molecular biology.

The grant $1.8 million from National Institutes of Health.

The study Examine the role of transferrin in the production of red blood cells and iron metabolism, as a possible treatment for thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, and other iron overload diseases.

The scientist Yuna Ayala, assistant research professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

The grant $617,181 from National Institutes of Health.

The study Reveal the basic mechanisms associated with neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS and dementia, that would aid in the development of therapies and better diagnostic tools.

Washington University School of Medicine

The scientist Dr. Stuart Sweet, professor of pediatrics.

The grant $5.5 million from National Institutes of Health.

The study finding ways to improve outcomes in pediatric lung transplantation.

The scientist Dr. Alan Schwartz, professor of pediatrics.

The grant $2.16 million from National Institutes of Health, Child Health Research Career Development Award Program.

The study Provide supervised research training for new investigators to help them transition into physician-scientists in areas related to pediatrics and its sub-specialties.

The scientist Didier Hodzic, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual science.

The grant $1.9 million from the National Eye Institute.

The study Determine how the nucleus moves or occupies a specific position within neurons to identify the molecular defects of congenital diseases characterized by abnormal eye and brain development. The study will use mouse retina as a proxy for brain development.

The scientist Colin G. Nichols, professor of cell biology and physiology.

The grant $1.9 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. …