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LSU Receives $12 Million Grant

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  The National Institutes of Health awarded the LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) a five-year $12 million grant to study a variety of cancers and infectious diseases including leukemia, dengue fever, prostate and gastric cancers, lymphoma, herpes, tuberculosis and more. The grant also will be used to develop facilities and support for academic researchers at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center being built at LSUHSC's New Orleans campus.

  The grant will fund a number of research projects seeking to better understand how cancers and diseases develop as well as new therapies to fight them. — Kandace Power Graves

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