Stimulus jumpstarts 'Challenge' areas at NIGMS

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, is reporting that $16.4 million in stimulus money has been committed to address critical gaps in basic biomedical science.  Nineteen grants in 12 states will tackle a wide range of important topics.  For example,  one grant recipient will attempt to develop a new laboratory research model for a wide range of human social behaviors, including alcoholism and autism, while another will search for innovative approaches in chemistry and engineering that enable more environmentally friendly methods for developing and producing pharmaceuticals.

Read the full story on the NIH Web site.

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