Agencies fund collaborative microbiome research

Guest Contributor
October 31, 2010

Federal, provincial and not-for-profit research funding agencies are collaborating to provide $15.4 million to support microbiome research to develop new detection methods and treatment options for several chronic diseases. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is providing $10 million with the remaining $1.4 million coming from Genome British Columbia, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. The funding will support seven research teams in Ontario, BC, Alberta and Nova Scotia. The two foundations are participating to push forward solutions for afflictions such as inflammatory bowel disease and the role of gut microbes....

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