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California Rakes in $3 Billion in NIH Funds for 2002

NEW YORK, June 4 -- California led the nation in medical research grants from the NIH with $3 billion in 2002, according to data published by the NIH.


Massachusetts was second with $1.8 billion in grants while New York was third with $1.7 billion out of the $19 billion disbursed by the agency last year.


The top 10 included, in order: Pennsylvania, with $1.2 billion; Maryland with 1.1 billion; Texas with $1 billion; North Carolina with $780 million; Washington with $673 milllion; Ohio with $583 million; and Illinois with $571 million.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.