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Tufts engineer honored with NIH New Innovator Award for research on gut microbiome

(Tufts University) Nikhil U. Nair, Ph.D., of Tufts University School of Engineering, has been honored with the 2016 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award for his work on engineering naturally-occurring, safe, gut bacteria to treat inborn errors of metabolism, a relatively poorly studied family of debilitating genetic disorders that affect patients from birth.
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