The National Institutes of Health awarded the grants, which will fund research on autoimmune diseases and human exposure to anthrax.
Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system becomes unbalanced and turns on the body instead of protecting it.
Common symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome include severe dry eyes and dry mouth, as well as fatigue, arthritis and memory problems.
OMRF scientist Patrick Gaffney has received a five-year, $3.1 million grant to investigate the underlying mechanisms that lead to lupus onset.
New research from OMRF is taking physicians closer to personalized treatment solutions for patients suffering from lupus.
The new Genes and Human Disease Research Program will broaden OMRF’s investigation into genetic mechanisms in various diseases.