Bioscience

U of Az. Animal Sciences Expert Receives $264,000 MDA Grant

April 21, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Newswise] -The director of the University of Arizona’s Animal Sciences Department, Ronald E. Allen, Ph.D., is one of 42 medical researchers and their labs who have been awarded more than $21 million in grants by MDA to advance critical neuromuscular research in 2010. Many of the grants are multi-year awards to be distributed over the next three years.

Allen has been awarded $264,000 to continue his pioneering work in the regulation of skeletal muscle satellite cells, cells that are required for normal muscle growth in animals and humans; and to rebuild diseased muscle. Allen’s findings may eventually lead to new treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Including this grant, MDA has awarded Allen $1,395,152 in scientific grant money since 1992.

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