$1.6 million grant enables research on individual molecules
August 09, 2013
Many people go about their days, not giving much thought to the fact that everything on Earth is made up of tiny atoms and molecules. These are all things we learned in school, but there are a number of people who have made studying these elements their life's work, which has actually led to many beneficial revelations in the healthcare field.
With these possibilities in mind, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently gave a $1.6 million, three-year grant to sponsor research at Arizona State University. This will enable researcher Nongjian Tao to continue his work on capturing molecular phenomena in living systems, which he hopes will advance the biology field and help create new drugs.
The funds will allow Tao's team to develop a new imaging system so that contrast can be more easily recognized and the movement of cell features can be followed with new ultra fast cameras.
The Moore Foundation has long been involved in numerous areas in the medical field and beyond. The group has four broad focus areas: charities located in San Francisco, those that strive to advance science, nonprofits that are dedicated to conserving the environment and patient care projects.
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