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Liotta, Petricoin to Add Co-Director Duties for George Mason-Inova Health Collaboration

NEW YORK, April 7 (GenomeWeb News) - George Mason University and Inova Health System yesterday announced that Lance Liotta and Emanuel Petricoin will direct a collaboration that will coordinate efforts conducted at three translational research centers at the two Virginia institutions.


Liotta, who is chief of the National Cancer Institute's pathology lab, and Emanuel Petricoin, formerly senior investigator in the office of cell tissue and gene therapies in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research of the Food and Drug Administration, will co-direct the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine.


The other centers in the collaboration are the Center for Biomedical Genomics and the Center for the Study of Genomics of Liver Diseases.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.