$3 Million + In Biomedical Research Grants

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials in Hartford have announced more than $3 million in grants from Connecticut’s Biomedical Research Fund.

The awards will support nine research projects conducted by researchers from the UCONN Health Center and Yale University. They were presented by Democratic Sen. Joseph Crisco and Public Health Deputy Commissioner Lisa Davis in a news conference at the state capitol Thursday.

The Biomedical Research Fund was established by Crisco in 2000 to redirect revenues from the state’s tobacco settlements to research into causes and possible cures for heart disease, cancer and other smoking-related diseases.

Since 2005, more than $14 million has been awarded to research institutions in Connecticut for biomedical research on tobacco-related diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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