Sep 20, 2018

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education receives first NIH grant for enzyme research

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education receives first $324k NIH grant for disrupted enzyme research associated with many diseases

he Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) will receive its first national grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The three-year award totals $323,628, and it will be under the purview of Dr. Lance Bridges. The NIH-funded project will focus on the regulation of enzymes, proteins that speed up the rate of biological processes. As normal enzyme activity is critical for viability and health, disrupted enzyme regulation is the cause of many diseases.

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