The National Institutes of Health awarded the grants, which will fund research on autoimmune diseases and human exposure to anthrax.
The Saxon program is designed to provide military academy students with an opportunity to work side-by-side with OMRF’s senior scientists.
In MS, immune cells attack the protective covering of nerves in the brain, causing vision problems, tremors, paralysis, painful spasms, imbalance and cognitive changes.
Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system becomes unbalanced and turns on the body instead of protecting it.
Alzheimer’s affects 5.8 million Americans, and one in three senior citizens dies with the disease or other forms of dementia.
Common symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome include severe dry eyes and dry mouth, as well as fatigue, arthritis and memory problems.