Research on two fronts: Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Subject:||Biochemists (Achievements and awards)|
|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|
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.
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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