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How a professor's malaria research has the attention of NIH

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Dr. Chris Lantz will use the new grant to advance his exploration of how Interleukin 3, or IL-3 for short, works in the body's immune system. In 2010, Lantz and students in a lab he was teaching made a startling discovery about IL 3 - it appears to hamper the body's defense against malaria.
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JMU, U.Va. expand research into antibiotic resistant bacteria

K Libuit and J Roberts-Torres

The latest grant, from 4-VA at U.Va., follows $18,156 in grants from JMU and U.Va. in 2013 for the project. It was after receiving the initial grants that the researchers, Dr. James Herrick, associate professor of biology at JMU, and Dr. Stephen Turner, head of the bioinformatics core at the U.Va. School of Medicine, started developing research methodology to investigate the bacteria.
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New center to boost genomics research at JMU
Center for Genome and Metagenome Studies (CGEMS) formed

Jesmine and Curtis MinION