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NIAAA Seeks to Award $4M to Research Genomic, Proteomic Biomarkers of Alcoholism

NEW YORK, March 25 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has issued two requests for applications for the identification of genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic biomarkers for alcohol consumption and alcohol-induced tissue injury.


One RFA is open to industry, while the other is open to academic researchers.


The NIAAA intends to commit up to $2 million in FY2006 for each RFA. Approximately three to six awards will be made to SBIR, and 6 to 8 awards will be made to academia.


"The ultimate goal of the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies in alcohol research is to decipher the interconnecting networks of genes, proteins, and metabolites in order to understand the information flow leading to alcohol use disorders and develop clinical interventions for these diseases," the RFA for Small Business Innovation Research stated.


More information about the SBIR RFA can be found here, and information about the RFA for academia can be found here.

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