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University of Hawaii at Manoa gets $10.4M grant for microbiome research

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A group of researchers at UH-Manoa has received a $10.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study microbiomes, or the community of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses, that live everywhere, and their impact on human health.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 10

UH assistant professor Kiana Frank at her lab. She is part of a group of researchers that just received a $10.4 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant to start a center focused on how environmental microbiomes affect human health, specifically in Hawaii.

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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2018

UH assistant professor Matthew Medeiros, also part of the research team, in his lab at work.