Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute receives grant for cancer research
December 31, 2012
The Oregon Health & Science University recently received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation
for multi-institutional, multi-national work involving cutting-edge microscope processes that will advance cancer research. This new technology combines light and molecular microscopy to help scientists observe and learn more from cell behaviors and architecture.
"This is the next step in biomedical research," said renowned cancer researcher Joe Gray, director of the OCSSB, Gordon Moore Chair of Biomedical Engineering in the OHSU School of Medicine. "The W. M. Keck Foundation is helping us build the tools that will lead to a more complex systems-level understanding of how our cells work, how they interact, how they become corrupted and how they might respond to a particular treatment."
Gray believes using this new technology will advance molecular insights in immunology, cardiology and neuroscience, while also providing benefits in disease management related to cancer research and treatment developments.
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