2006 HHT Research Grant Awards
Mechanism of Disease $50,000 Research Grand Award
Dr. Michelle Letarte, Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, for the project: TGF-B activates eNOS and regulates vasomotor function by an endoglin-and Alk-1' dependent mechanism.
Treatment of Disease $50,000 Research Grant Award
Professor Christine Mummery, Utrecht, The Netherlands, for the project: Differentiation of Eng-/- embryonic stem cells in embryoid bodies, a paradigm for vascuaogenesis/angiogenesis defects in HHT and a potential drug screen. Dr. Mummery will examine the effects of Thalidomide on blood vessel structure.