Labs developing viruses to help damaged hearts

first_imgShare1NEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: A link to a high-resolution image for download appears at the end of this release.David [email protected] [email protected] developing viruses to help damaged heartsRice University bioengineer Junghae Suh wins NIH grant to lead gene therapy teamHOUSTON – (April 23, 2018) – Rice University bioengineer Junghae Suh and colleagues at three partner institutions will lead a study that aims to fix damaged hearts with therapeutic genes delivered by viruses.Suh has received a prestigious R01 grant for $2 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to test adeno-associated viral vectors (AAVs) developed by her lab at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative to deliver therapeutic genes to sites of heart damage. Junghae Suh (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)” alt=”last_img” />

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