Grant ID RP150611
Awarded On May 20, 2015
Title CPRIT Core for RNA Therapeutics and Research
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Core Facility Support Awards
Institution/Organization The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Principal Investigator/Program Director John Cooke
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $4,845,868
Lay Summary

The CPRIT RNA Core at the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) will help Texas scientists to make breakthrough discoveries, and will help Texas physician investigators turn these discoveries into transformational therapies for cancer patients. Our RNA Core generates RNA (RNA is a copy of DNA, ie., a copy of a portion of a human chromosome; when the synthetic RNA is placed into a cell, it can provide a blueprint for new proteins that can enhance cell functions). Our RNACore currently is a small unit, which is partially funded by the federal government, to help stem cell biologists perform their basic research. We have created a valuable resource for stem cell scientists. For example, w...

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