Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In the Lab: Research Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The scientist * Michael Holtzman, M.D., Selma and Herman Seldin Professor of Medicine

The grant * $1.8 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The project * Designing drugs to to boost people's innate immune response system to viruses.

The scientist * John R. Edwards, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine

The grant * $1.7 million from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

The project * Looking at how changes in DNA regulate genes.

The scientist * Sanjay Jain, M.D., associate professor of medicine

The grant * $1.7 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The project * Investigating the genetic pathways that allow the body to sense the bladder, whether for normal function or for sensing pain to indicate an injury or medical condition.

The scientist * Kelly R. Monk, Ph.D., assistant professor of developmental biology

The grant * $1.6 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

The project * Funding studies using zebrafish to uncover essential regulators of vertebrate nervous system development. These studies may lay the groundwork for future therapies towards peripheral neuropathies and multiple sclerosis.

The scientist * Ravindra Uppaluri, M.D.

The grant * $1.5 million from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

The project * Studying the genomics of oral cancer tumor initiating cells, which may provide new targets for therapy.

The scientist * Vladimir Jivkov Kefalov, Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science

The grant * $1.5 million from the National Eye Institute

The project * Studying mechanisms that regulate the function of retinal cells called cones that make daylight vision possible with the goal of providing new therapeutic targets for treating blinding eye diseases.

The scientist * Gustav Akk, Ph.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology

The grant * $1.2 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

The project * Looking at synergistic actions of intravenous anesthetics

The scientist * Eric J. …

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