Egland Receives Grant From Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Detecting breast cancer with a simple blood test is the goal of local research set for funding by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This year, for the Sioux Falls region, Komen awarded $450,000 in grant money over three years to Kristi Egland, PhD with Sanford Research/USD for research into a blood test that can spot breast cancer sooner than ever before and without the need for mammography.
The study at Sanford Research/USD is part of this year’s $60 million portfolio of research grants that Komen for the Cure® is investing with scientists worldwide to find the cures for breast cancer and to end the disease for women and men around the globe.
Harris to Study Connection between Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Dementia
The first wave of new research that could help dementia patients is now underway at Sanford Research/USD under the direction of William Harris, PhD. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Dr. Harris a $730,000 grant over two years.
Dr. Harris’ team will examine nearly 7,500 blood samples and determine if high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids could delay the onset of dementia, as well as improve overall brain function and mental health in postmenopausal women.