NIH Grant Awarded to Feinstein Researcher

Nadine-Chahine-newsPolitico – November 16, 2016

The National Institutes of Health awarded a $1.8 million grant to The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research‘s Dr. Nadeen Chahine to explore inflammation’s role in degenerative disc diseases of the spine. The study will observe molecule and receptor interactions to determine the triggers of degenerated intervertebral discs in the spine, according to a press release from the institute. IVD occurs when the discs in the spine begin to shrink, causing debilitating pain in the lower back, buttocks and thighs.