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Rutgers Awarded $3.9 Million NIH Grant to Study How Previous Infections Affect Immune Response to Lung Disease

infected lung on a human body

Researchers from New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers Health received a multi-million-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how previous infections help or hinder the body's subsequent response to unrelated pathogens that cause lung disease.

The five-year grant will support the work of immunologists William C. GauseAmariliz Rivera and Mark Siracusa, who will examine how mice fight lung infection after exposure to various parasites, fungi and viruses.

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