University earns $11.3M NIH grant to study biomolecular communication
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on investigating cellular level miscommunications that contribute to complex diseases such as cancer, diabetes and chronic liver disease.
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[00:00:10.670]Today, we're announcing that UNL has earned
[00:00:13.976]an $11.3 million dollar amount of funding
[00:00:18.862]from the National Institutes of Health through their
[00:00:22.324]National Institute for General Medical Sciences.
[00:00:26.647]I want to first say that there is no one
[00:00:31.375]who would have rather been here today
[00:00:34.009]than our Prem Paul.
[00:00:35.813]There is no one, I can assure you,
[00:00:38.532]who is more excited about this,
[00:00:41.301]more enthused about the future of this research
[00:00:44.582]and what will happen here
[00:00:46.389]in the years to come than Dr. Paul.
[00:00:49.373]This is a five-year project
[00:00:52.096]that is in the area of cellular miscommunication.
[00:00:56.983]So, dealing with important disease research
[00:01:00.939]in cancer, and diabetes, and liver disease.
[00:01:08.462]So, CIBC brings together
[00:01:09.712]specifically chemists, biochemists,
[00:01:12.041]those that deal with large information sets,
[00:01:13.948]bioinformatics, engineers, computer science.
[00:01:17.411]We want to build a mixing chamber,
[00:01:19.400]where people with great ideas want to come together
[00:01:22.296]and attack really important problems
[00:01:24.342]of how communication occurs,
[00:01:26.743]particularly through chemical means
[00:01:28.084]at the intracellular, in between cells,
[00:01:31.303]between tissues or cells in tissues,
[00:01:34.560]and open up those new leads
[00:01:36.634]that are going to start to lead to translational research.
[00:01:41.987]It's been a long-term goal
[00:01:43.687]to be able to develop a center like this
[00:01:46.672]that is based in its early-career faculty.
[00:01:51.071]And what we hope is to basically
[00:01:53.503]have a fertile ground for them
[00:01:55.414]to bring their ideas to the table
[00:01:57.634]and develop it into something
[00:01:58.907]that is very practical and translational.
[00:02:03.060]Prem, I wish you were here for this,
[00:02:05.643]because it was such a long effort.
[00:02:09.240]And your support was absolutely instrumental.
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