Volume 12, Number 14 March 18, 2005

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$3.26m for health researchers

Eight U of S health researcher projects will receive $3.26 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) over the next five years to study new ways to detect and treat cancer, repair nerves, treat pain and heart disease, reduce tissue rejection in organ transplants, and pursue asthma and allergy cures.

The grants, announced March 14, are among a number of CIHR grants across Canada.

The U of S recipients are: Wei Xiao, microbiology & immunology ($671,000); Yu Luo, biochemistry ($650,000); Jonathan Dimmock, pharmacy ($553,910); Keith Bonham, Cancer Research Unit, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and U of S department of oncology ($494,665); Valerie Verge, anatomy & cell biology and Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Center ($371,076); John Gordon, Immunology Research Group in veterinary microbiology ($338,000); David Blackburn, Roy Dobson, and Jim Blackburn from pharmacy & Thomas Wilson, medicine ($156,000); Wendy Duggleby, nursing ($25,000).


For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca


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