REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
We received notification of our grant award (grant # 3R01HD046589-04S1) on September 22, 2009. Tissue for the two microarray projects have been isolated and shipped to Genome Explorations, Inc. in Memphis, TN on December 9, 2009 for processing. The first project involves comparing the hippocampi and frontal cortices for the offspring of infected and sham-infected mice at two postnatal dates (P0, which corresponds with birth; and P56 which corresponds to early adulthood) to investigate potential changes in gene expression. The second project investigates gene expression changes in the placentae of infected and sham-infected mice. We anticipate that we will hear back soon regarding the results. Additionally, we have completed early analysis of experiments dealing with the protective effects of oseltamivir on H1N1 infections. Data on these experiments will be further analyzed as well as reports sent to NIH, when all work is complete.