The National Institutes of Health awarded the grants, which will fund research on autoimmune diseases and human exposure to anthrax.
In MS, immune cells attack the protective covering of nerves in the brain, causing vision problems, tremors, paralysis, painful spasms, imbalance and cognitive changes.
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.
OMRF scientists Tim Griffin and Albert Batushansky are pushing the bounds of a decades-old scientific method to study the origins of osteoarthritis.
Sarcoidosis patients and their families, as well as clinical professionals, are invited to attend.