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University of Louisville Receives Grant to Further Understanding of the Oral Microbiome

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Researchers at the University of Louisville in Kentucky have secured an $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a 5-year study on microorganisms present throughout the body, including the oral cavity. Their findings hold the potential to significantly advance the knowledge base and treatment options for various chronic conditions. This grant is an extension of a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant that was initially awarded in 2018. The primary focus of this research is to explore the intricate relationships between microorganisms, encompassing bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, and protozoans, and various diseases. The research may unveil breakthroughs in fields like Alzheimer disease, heart disease, diabetes, periodontitis, and colorectal cancer. The initial COBRE grant enabled the University of Louisville to establish an interdisciplinary research program that investigates the connections between the microbiome, inflammation, and disease. Click here to read more. 

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