The NIH has awarded OMRF physician-scientist Matlock Jeffries a two-year, $874,000 grant to launch an innovative study of the origin and progression of OA.
The pair of four-year, $1.75 million NIH Research Project Grants, or R01s, will support separate projects.
The findings could lead to new treatments to limit the damaging cardiac effects of diabetes.
OMRF scientist Scott Plafker has received a four-year grant from the NIH to study whether a natural compound can help prevent a common eye disease.
The National Eye Institute will provide Bob Axtell with $2.8 million to study NMO.
These findings will help scientists understand how to better diagnose and treat the disease.