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S.C. research colleges to share $6.4 million

Apr 19, 2010 11:59:00 PM - thestate.com
Research programs in South Carolina will receive a $6.4 million boost from federal grants, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Monday.

The University of South Carolina Research Foundation, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina University and Clemson University will receive a combined $6.4 million from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education, according to Graham, R-S.C.

MUSC and Clemson will get the bulk of the grant money, with MUSC pulling in $2.9 million and Clemson getting $1.9 million.

USC's Research Foundation will get $1.3 million. The College of Charleston will get $196,924, and Coastal Carolina will get $154,557.

Research topics include genes, nanomaterials, fluorescence bioimaging and cadiovascular tissue engineering in diabetes (Clemson); sulfur and iron metabolism (Coastal Carolina); targeted annotation and exploration of synteny of immunoglobulin loci (College of Charleston); fluorometric imaging plate reading, the role and regulation of protein kinase C isoenzymes, gap junctional patterning in arrhythic heart (MUSC); and de novo peptide sequencing and solid oxide fuel cells (USC Research Foundation).