The National Institutes of Health have renewed a major grant to the Mayo Clinic for ongoing clinical research.
Mayo spokesman Bob Nellis said the Mayo's Center for Translational Science Activities is getting more than $64 million. It follows a grant of more than $70 million in 2006.
Nellis said the money pays for grass-roots research and provides funds for studies by physicians and researchers that might not have their own research budget.
Nellis said the money goes to provide laboratory space, research assistance and consulting that helps translate clinical findings into useful treatments. He said the Mayo was one of about a dozen places in the U.S. where such programs were established in 2006.