Mason joins NIH grant to study young environmental exposures

Rosemary Higgins, Associate Dean for Research, College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), and Germaine Buck Louis, Dean, CHHS, received $1,457,607 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for: “ECHO Consortium on Perinatal Programming of Neurodevelopment.” This project is part of NIH’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. The overall objective of this…

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center team awarded $1.9M for novel diabetes research

A team of researchers in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has been awarded a $1.98 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), a division of the National Institutes of Health, for a novel approach to studying diabetes. Darryl Quarles, MD, University of Tennessee…

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Institut Pasteur sequences the whole genome of the Wuhan coronavirus, 2019-nCoV

On January 24, 2020, the French Ministry of Health confirmed the first three cases of patients affected by the Wuhan coronavirus. On January 29, 2020, the Institut Pasteur, which is responsible for monitoring respiratory viruses in France, sequenced the whole genome of the coronavirus known as “2019-nCoV”, becoming the first institution in Europe to sequence…

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