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University of Alabama Wins $7 Million Research Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Thu, Jul 12, 2012

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded a $7 million research grant to continue its leadership in pioneering clinical trials in the treatment of neurofibromatosis 1 and 2 and schwannomatosis, all rare genetic diseases. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the circumstances of these diseases lead to non-cancerous tumors forming on the nerves and potentially causing blindness, hearing loss, learning disabilities, pain or deformity.

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