Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but MU scientists are working to combat this by studying the smallest blood vessels in the body.
The MU School of Medicine received a $8.47 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for microcirculation research Thursday morning. This involves studying tiny networks of thin blood vessels that play a role in hypertension, diabetes, and strokes.
Gerald Meininger, principal investigator for the grant, said the money will allow scientists to study the internal structure of these blood vessels, which will lead to a better understanding of cardiovascular disease.
Read the full article on the grant here.