Monday, September 24, 2012

Protein Therapy Discovered Through UNSOM

State funding support for world-class public universities, like Berkeley, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia has been reduced as low as zero to 20%.  The top tier public universities learned many years ago it was necessary for them to become research universities, which are profit centers, to fund their operations.  UNLV and UNR are far behind on the curve in becoming self-sustaining.  Both must develop as world renowned research universities to earn income to survive and succeed.

Today Jim discusses the many attributes and plans of UNR and UNLV to make both universities competitive with the other world-class U.S. public universities.

A protein therapy discovered through UNSOM shows promise as a potential treatment for the most common form of Muscular Dystrophy. The naturally occurring protein has been shown to be an effective substitution therapy in mice.  The discovery is at the center of discussions by the international research and clinical community studying Muscular Dystrophy.

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