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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 17 top young investigators
Date:12/12/2007

developing new methods to elucidate the biosynthetic pathway of endocannabinoids, small, lipid molecules important in the regulation of appetite and analgesia. Through manipulation of this pathway, it may be possible to relieve pain, promote hunger and inhibit nausea associated with radio- and chemotherapy used during cancer treatment.

  • Brian J. Yeh, PhD, with his sponsor Eric L. Weiss, PhD, at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, is determining how cell division can produce two cells with distinct gene expression programs, a process that must occur faithfully to avoid tumor formation.


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  • Contact: Clare M. Cahill
    clare.cahill@drcrf.org
    212-455-0520
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
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