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Biolog Wins NIH Grant to Study Pathogens With its Microarray Technology; Wash U is Partner

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - The US National Institutes of Health awarded Biolog a Small Business Technology Transfer grant to help the company develop its Phenotype MicroArray technology, the company said today.

 

Biolog intends to use the technology against fastidious pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni, the causes of peptic ulcers and certain food poisonings, in its collaboration with Washington University, the firm said.

 

The amount of the grant was not disclosed.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.