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BioForce Nanoscience Wins $500K From NIH

NEW YORK, July 15-BioForce Nanosciences has been awarded a $500,000 business innovation grant to develop its technique for creating high-density biochips, the company said today.


The grant comes from the National Institutes of Health, through the Small Business Innovation Research program.


BioForce Nanosciences, which is based in Ames, Iowa, is working on a method to make ultra-miniaturized microarrays with molecular deposition tools.


The company has a partnership with Food and Drug Administration proteomics  researchers to use this technique for protein chips.

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Harvard Team Report One-Time Base Editing Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease in Mice

A base-editing approach restored SMN levels and improved motor function in a mouse model of spinal muscular atrophy, a new Science paper reports.

International Team Examines History of North American Horses

Genetic and other analyses presented in Science find that horses spread to the northern Rockies and Great Plains by the first half of the 17th century.

New Study Examines Genetic Dominance Within UK Biobank

Researchers analyze instances of genetic dominance within UK Biobank data, as they report in Science.

Cell Signaling Pathway Identified as Metastasis Suppressor

A new study in Nature homes in on the STING pathway as a suppressor of metastasis in a mouse model of lung cancer.