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Molecular Probes receives

grant for cancer research

Molecular Probes, the world's leading supplier of fluorescent dyes for biomedical research, has received a $140,000 grant for cancer research.

The company, which has 240 employees at its Eugene headquarters, won a Small Business Innovative Research grant from the National Cancer Institute.

The grant will fund research in collaboration with Dr. Satyabrata Nandi at the University of California, Berkeley, examining the reduced risk of breast cancer following full-term pregnancy in early adulthood.

The grant program was established in 1982 to promote research and development at companies with less than 500 employees. It is the 10th SBIR award received by Molecular Probes.

UO public forum to discuss

economic impact of war

Which corporations have a stake in Iraq, and how might the war and its economic effects be impacting Oregon citizens? Those topics will be explored Tuesday at "The Economics of War" public forum at the University of Oregon.

Speakers will include UO assistant professor Gordon Lafer of the Labor and Education and Research Center; visiting professor Gwyn Kirk, director East Asia, the U.S. and Puerto Rican Women's Network Against Militarism; and Sandra Morgen, director of the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

The free, open-to-the-public forum will be at 7 p.m. in 180 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, 1415 Kincaid St.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 3, 2003
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