UAlbany receives research grant
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- UAlbany gets a big boost for its new RNA Institute.
The university will receive more than $7 million in grants from the National Institute of Heath, the National Center for Research Resources and the state. The money will help pay for an open, interactive center that promotes research collaboration.
UAlbany's president said 90 jobs will be created as researchers discover new therapies to treat infectious disease, cancer, disorders and other illnesses.
Congressman Paul Tonko was there to celebrate this short-term investment that he says will have long term benefits.
"Anyone involved in growing our economy, most people have said, the majority has indicated, that it's about a knowleged-based growth pattern for jobs. It's about inspiring a knowledge-based innovative economy, in the sciences, in clean energy, and that whole porter of thinking has been inspired by efforts like those here," said Tonko.
The RNA Institute opened on June 4. This new center is expected to be complete in 2012.