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Dr. Morris awarded 5-year federal grant totaling more than $1.7 million AUSTIN, Minn. – Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 — A five-year federal grant totaling more than $1.7 million has been awarded for skin cancer research led by Dr. Rebecca Morris, leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer section at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota – Mayo Clinic. Morris, whose research uses adult, non-human stem cells, has been working to identify stem cell-regulating genes for 10 years. She now has found a gene that appears to be linked to stem cell numbers and helping to protect against skin tumor development.
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