FHSU student participates in medical research

HAYS, KS -- Kate Denning, Fort Hays State University special undergraduate student, participated in a summer internship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, TX.

During the internship, Denning researched the downregulatory effect of curcumin, which could be used as an anticancer agent utilized on leukemia cells, said Dr. Gavin Buffington, assistant professor of physics. Denning was chosen out of 12 interns and participated in this research for 10 weeks.

"This allowed Kate to see the largest medical center in the nation and made it obvious how important science is in the treatment of cancer," said Buffington.

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