6/25/2012 11:33:00 AM
The Business Review: Nanocollege receives fed funds for 'dry mouth' research
The Business Review
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany , and the university's department of biological sciences will use a $2.5 million grant for the National Institutes of Health for joint research 'dry mouth,' a condition caused by a lack of saliva.
Melinda Larsen, assistant professor of biological sciences, and James Castracane, professor and head of the Nanobioscience Constellation at CNSE, will work on research that uses nanofibers to promote the growth of salivary gland cells. The goal is to discover the basis for engineering functional salivary glands.