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Hughes gets study grant

Dr. Cynthia Hughes, a research fellow in experimental neurobiology at The Neurosciences Institute, received a $73,000 grant from the Blasker-Rose-Miah Science & Technology Fund at The San Diego Foundation, according to a news release.

This grant will provide funding for one year to support her work on how sleep and appetite are linked at the molecular and cellular level in the brain. Sleep disorders and obesity are both common in our modern age and lack effective treatments, largely because of gaps in our understanding of how sleep and appetite are regulated, the release noted.

The institute is supported largely by gifts and grants from individuals, foundations and corporations, and accepts limited governmental funding to support its unique and groundbreaking research programs.

For more information, go to www.nsi.edu, contact Debbie Honeycutt at

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honeycutt@nsi.edu or call (858) 626-2020.