Conyers Applauds $318 Thousand Grant to the Henry Ford Health System

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services reached a decision to grant more than $318,000 to the Henry Ford Health System to research diabetes.  The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease authorized the funds for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Research, the results of which could provide the opportunity to better aid diabetics in their recovery.  Specifically, the grant project will focus its research on Thymosin Beta-4, a protein which promotes the recovery of peripheral neuropathy in Type II diabetics.  Following notification of the grant award, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich) issued the following statement:  “I am thrilled to report that the Henry Ford Health System will receive over $318,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to research diabetes,” said Conyers. “Unfortunately, diabetes impacts the health of a signfiicant number of Americans.  In fact, over 8 percent of all people in the United States, and an estimated invests in research that can bring about new breakthroughs in treatment and prevention.  The Department of Health and Human Services deserves praise for their decision to invest in Henry Ford’s critical work.”

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