Environmentally granted

Almost $7 milllion is to be made available by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health for the creation of three new research centers known as DISCOVER - Disease Investigation Through Specialized Clinically-Oriented Ventures in Environmental Research. "The DISCOVER centers will help to define the role of environmental agents in the initiation and progression of human disease and develop new ways to both prevent and treat disease," explains interim director Dennis Lang of the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training, "The potential impact of the research that these three centers will be conducting is enormous."