University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Today reports on the university’s new interdisciplinary research center being developed in Reno. With financial support from a $11 million, five-year grant from the Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), a highly competitive program of the National Institute’s of Health (NIH), the center will focus on the underpinnings of how molecular and cellular signals regulate the cardiovascular system.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The University of Nevada, Reno center seeks to understand the cellular and molecular functions that cause cardiovascular disease. Nevada Today reports that the concept for the new Center for Molecular and Cellular Signal Transduction in the Cardiovascular System grew from the collaboration of four accomplished UNR Med-researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Department of Physiology and Cell Biology.