OMRF scientist Benjamin Miller received the pair of grants to study how to prevent muscle loss in older adults and other diseases of aging.
OMRF scientist Christopher Lessard received a five-year grant to identify genes associated with Sjögren’s syndrome.
The new Genes and Human Disease Research Program will broaden OMRF’s investigation into genetic mechanisms in various diseases.
Four-leaf clovers are said to represent good luck. They also represent something else: genetic mutation.
OMRF researchers found mutations in PDGF receptor beta can trigger two rare diseases.
The new finding was published in the scientific journal eLife.