Medical Research Roundup

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Medical Research Roundup


Following are some of the medical research grants awarded to area scientists.

Washington University School of Medicine

The scientist - Dr. Randall J. Bateman, the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology

The grant - $2.6 million grant from the Alzheimer's Association

The project - To broaden the evaluation of the experimental Alzheimer's drug solanezumab to include higher doses for those in the DIAN-TU study. Participants are genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer's at a young age, but the symptoms and brain changes they experience are similar to those experienced by people with the more common form of the disease, which develops later in life.

The scientist - Martha Bagnall, assistant professor of neuroscience

The grant - $4 million from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health

The project - Studying how animals keep their balance. The inner ear senses orientation in space, and nerve cells in the spinal cord coordinate movements that maintain posture. This study looks at how neurons in the brain that receive this sensory input send appropriate signals to the spinal cord for normal balance.

The scientist - Dr. Nima Mosammaparast, assistant professor of pathology and immunology

The grant - $1.8 million from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH

The project - Resistance to chemotherapy commonly develops for many types of tumors. …

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