HPS Network funds digestive disease research

The HPS Network awarded a $40,000 grant to Dr. Edward Behrens and Dr. Michael Marks at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to investigate the digestive disease of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS). This grant would not have been possible without the generous supporters of the HPS Network. Preliminary experiments using the cells from a patient with HPS type 4 showed dysregulation of cytokines in myeloid cells. Cytokines are inflammatory molecules that turn on the immune system.