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NIAID Awards $2.7M to NCGR for Community-Acquired Pneumonia & Sepsis Outcome Diagnostics Program

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute of Alllergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded $2.7 million to the National Center for Genome Resources for the Community-Acquired Pneumonia & Sepsis Outcome Diagnostics program, which intends to develop develop diagnostic tests for the two diseases, NCGR said today in a statement.


Sepsis is the tenth leading cause of death overall, and community-acquired pneumonia is the number one cause of death from infectious disease, NCGR said.


CAPSOD is a five-year collaborative project. In addition to NCGR, participants include Duke University Medical Center, the Henry Ford Hospital, the Indiana Centers for Applied Protein Sciences, and ProSanos.

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.