More Hepatitis C Research Coming from Johnson City
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.4 million grant to support hepatitis C studies being conducted by Johnson City researchers. Dr. Zhi Q. Yao, an associate professor of internal medicine at East Tennessee State University’s College of Medicine, and Dr. Jonathan P. Moorman, chief of infectious diseases at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, have been working together on hepatitis C research since 2000. According to a news release from ETSU, the scientists most recently have focused on monocytes, which look for invading pathogens and alert the normally dormant T cells to attack.
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