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Government helps Novosibirsk team to seek new cancer therapies

The Novosibirsk-based Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, in Siberia, has won a ‘megagrant’ from the Russian Government, and now its scientists are studying cell division mechanisms in a bid to find brand new cancer therapies, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing a statement by Igor Zhimulyov, the director of the think-tank.

The formation and development of malignant tumors is a process closely related to sporadic cell division, and that’s why “we are looking for various approaches to controlling cell division,” Mr. Zhimulyov said.

A $2.7m ‘megagrant’ is expected to come from federal coffers in a few tranches over the next three years. Under terms of Russia’s ‘megagrant’ program, the Novosibirsk project will be led by a foreign specialist. The Siberian researchers are expecting Maurizio Gatti from the University of Rome to come and join them soon. 

2014-01-21, Marchmont News.


Keywords: medicine and healthcare, biotechnologies, government, pharmaceutical industry, Novosibirsk Region

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