NIH awards grant for rare disorder screening method

01/16/2013 | American City Business Journals

The NIH has awarded Saint Louis University a $2.5 million grant over five years for research on a screening method to identify mucopolysaccharidoses disorders in newborns. The researchers will undertake a pilot program that will use around 200,000 dried blood samples from newborns to test for three biomarkers for the disorder, which is commonly asymptomatic at birth.

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