N.Y. facilities get $2.2M from stimulus for cardiac PET/CT, cancer research

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N.Y. State Congressman Brian Higgins has announced that the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have been awarded over $2.2 million in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for new research and technology initiatives in Western New York. 

The University at Buffalo will receive $2 million for PET/CT for Multidimensional Translational Cardiovascular Research. The grant will expand research in advanced imaging at UB and facilitate the development and application of novel cardiovascular molecular imaging probes.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $216,662, which will be used to investigate in model systems of lung, head and neck and colon cancer, the role of selenium in an oxygen-dependent gene regulation pathway, potentially leading to better disease management.