Spotlight on Education - NIH grant, patent and top-10 ranking

JWeekly, Thursday, October 10, 2013

A $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund exploration into how meal composition and frequency affects cardiovascular disease risk, the latest focus of Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz and his research team at Touro University California.

The NIH grant award is among several research milestones at Touro University California during 2013. Others included the awarding of a U.S. patent and a research article being ranked among the top 10 of its type in the world.

The patent was granted through the work of Dr. Miriam Gochin and Dr. Guangyan Zhou, who developed a new class of compounds that show encouraging activity against fusion of the HIV-1 virus with cells. If found safe in further studies and clinical trials, these kinds of compounds could prove beneficial as alternative therapies for AIDS.

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