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New Grant Funds Research to Quickly Triage Potential Nerve Agent Exposure Victims

May 2007
Congratulations to ETD's Yuehe Lin (principal investigator), Guodong Liu, Richard Barry, and Chuck Timchalk for being awarded a $3.5 million grant to develop nanoparticle-based biosensors. Biosensors will be used for on-site rapid detection of protein biomarkers (biological signatures) in blood and saliva to determine if an individual was exposed to nerve agents. The five-year grant, which supports the Lab's Environmental Biomarkers Initiative, was bestowed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. NIH's mission is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose and treat disease and disability ranging from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. Research like this can help diagnose victims of acts of terrorism, storage and industrial facilities accidents and natural disasters. Congratulations again, team!

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