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Research Zeroes In On Killer Molecule In Dioxin Toxicity

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August 25, 1999
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At Virginia Tech, Prakash and Mitzi Nagarkatti have discovered a step in dioxin toxicity that may enable them to develop diagnostic, treatment, and even prevention methods in the future. They received an $816,000 four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health this spring that will enable them to pursue research aimed at discovering ways to prevent the attachment of a killer molecule to other cells, or even prevent its activation by dioxins.

(Blacksburg, Va., August 24, 1999) -- At Virginia Tech, Prakash and Mitzi Nagarkatti have discovered a step in dioxin toxicity that may enable them to develop diagnostic, treatment, and even prevention methods in the future. They received an $816,000 four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health this spring that will enable them to pursue research aimed at discovering ways to prevent the attachment of a killer molecule to other cells, or even prevent its activation by dioxins.


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