Research on two fronts: Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Biochemists (Achievements and awards)
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069
Issue: Date: Nov, 2008 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 2
Product: Product Code: 8521211 Biochemists NAICS Code: 54171 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
Persons: Named Person: Qi, Ling
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 231021630
Full Text: Biochemist and geneticist Ling Qi, assistant professor in nutritional sciences, received grants this year for work on two distinct diseases. Qi received the American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award for his work in finding the gene that links obesity and Type II diabetes. And he received the 2008 Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/AFAR New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease.

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Qi's background is in studying the link between Type II diabetes and obesity, but he's always been interested in Alzheimer's disease as well. "The techniques used in studying both diseases are similar, just in different cell types," Qi explained. "Coming from a different background, I believe our diverse knowledge will be helpful to the Alzheimer's field."
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