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BU Receives $500K Federal Grant For Cell Growth and Development Research

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VESTAL, N.Y. -

Binghamton University receives nearly $500K in federal funding to support its research on cell growth and development. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Charles Schumer announced Tuesday that the university will receive a federal grant of $448,607. The funding will support the university's research into causes of neuromuscular and brain development diseases and possible therapies for these conditions. 

“This federal funding will allow Binghamton University to conduct important research that is fundamental to our understanding of neurological diseases and can potentially lead to treatment options for patients,” said Senator Gillibrand.

The grant was allocated from the Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS).

“This critical federal investment is great news for the world-class scientists at Binghamton University, who work tirelessly to produce cutting-edge research on cell growth and development," said Senator Schumer. “Binghamton University is home to some of New York State’s brightest and continues to be a leader in scientific research.