Hoeven Announces $348,000 Research Grant for NDSU

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded North Dakota State University (NDSU) a $348,000 academic research grant. The grant will help research controlled delivery of insulin.

“Research plays a crucial role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of all Americans,” Hoeven said. “With this grant, NDSU can continue to work on challenges faced by many dealing with diabetes in our state and across the country.”

Today’s grant will be specifically used to research how modifying insulin molecules will influence its controlled delivery into the body. Insulin is used by individuals with diabetes. In 2012, there were 29.1 million people in the United States who had diabetes, 8.1 million of whom were undiagnosed. As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven supports the efforts of the National Institutes of Health.