Two grants will enable OMRF scientists to examine genes thought to play a role in lupus.
Every year an estimated 7.9 million children are born with a serious birth defect of genetic or partially genetic origin.
The grant will provide Bob Axtell with $2.8 million to study NMO and investigate its similarities to other autoimmune diseases, particularly MS.
The award is part of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program.
OMRF scientist Gary Gorbsky, Ph.D., will use the funds to pursue general research projects related to cell division.
New research from OMRF has pinpointed the cause of liver bleeding during acetaminophen overdose, as well as a possible treatment.