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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.

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