I have to confess something to our readers. I really am enjoying being able to write about medical research. There’s just so much important research work going on in the United States and around the world. Because I write about grants, it’s amazing to see where that funding can lead us. Research teams that work on collecting data and conducting experiments can discover so much. And this can have a major impact on public health.
Understanding this, I’m so glad to share that a research team out of Georgia State University has received a grant award for an important project. We hear all the time amount inflammation and the damage it causes to the body. And now, Dr. Jian-Dong Li, professor, and director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia has been awarded a $2.3 million federal grant. This funding will go towards studying how overactive inflammatory response is caused in infectious diseases.
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Inflammation As A Response To Disease
This research will be narrower in focus than just overall inflammatory response. Specifically, it will examine excess mucus production and inflammation in otitis media. This is an infection of the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the ear drum.
Otitis Media is one of the most common childhood bacterial infections. It is also the leading cause of hearing loss among children. It remains a major health and socioeconomic burden. Current vaccines that target Streptococcus pneumonia, which is one of the major pathogens causing this disease, have limited use. And antibiotic use which has been used improperly has caused antibiotic resistance.
““There is an urgent need for developing innovative non-antibiotic therapeutic agents for suppressing excess mucus overproduction and inflammation in otitis media,” said Professor Li.
So What Will This Funding Lead To?
The goal is to improve upon current therapeutics to develop a novel ototopical eardrop. This eardrop is meant to to treat the inflammation and mucus overproduction. This, according to Li, can help improve the patient’s hearing. This research and the therapeutic results could help so many who are struggling as a result of this infection.
This grant was awarded by the National Institute’s for Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
Grantwatch Understands How Important Research Like This Is:
Medical research like this can be so incredibly critical to improving quality of life. Since middle-ear-infection impacts children the most, it could improve hearing early on. Obviously, this research is still in its early stage, but it’s an amazing thing to hear about. That’s also why we are so proud to list several grant categories for similar initiatives. To begin with, we have an entire research-grant category on the website. We also have a health and medical grant category. Feel free to look through both of these grant categories for similar listed grants.
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