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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.

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Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.