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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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And For Adolescents

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Test for Them All

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PNAS Papers on Oral Microbiome Evolution, Snake Toxins, Transcription Factor Binding

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