Franklin College receives research grant

Franklin College has received an Indiana Academy of Science grant that will pay for a study of how antioxidants work.

The study will detail how antioxidants combat stress leading to cellular aging and cell death. The grant amount was for $2,987, Franklin College officials said.

The research will be led by Franklin College biology professor Sarah Mordan-McCombs. Three Franklin students, Allison Hendershot, Nichole Thompson-Van Hook and Corey Mills, also will conduct research for the study, a Franklin College news release said.

The Indiana Academy of Science is a professional membership, nonprofit organization of Indiana scientists. Founded in 1885, the group is dedicated to promoting scientific research and diffusing scientific information, the news release said.