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Vanderbilt Proteomics Program Nabs $1.2M Defense Department Grant

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Vanderbilt University's Medical Center Advanced Proteomics Program has won $1.2 million from the US Department of Defense for personnel and lab upgrades used in cancer research, according to a local news report.

 

The money is in addition to $19 million in grants the DoD's Medical Free Electron Laser program gave to Vanderbilt and four other university medical institutions for "medical and materials research," the Nashville Business Journal reported online today.

The Scan

Not Immediately Told

The US National Institutes of Health tells lawmakers that one of its grantees did not immediately report that it had developed a more infectious coronavirus, Science says.

Seems Effective in Kids

The Associated Press reports that the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children appears to be highly effective at preventing symptomatic disease.

Intelligence Warning on Bioeconomy Threats

US intelligence warns over China's focus on technologies and data related to the bioeconomy, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Campylobacteriosis Sources, Inherited Retinal Dystrophies, Liver Cancer Prognosis

In PLOS this week: approach to uncover source of Campylobacteriosis, genetic risk factors for inherited retinal dystrophies, and more.