Protagen, a Dortmund, Germany-based protein-array firm, has been selected to take part in a German government-funded consortium focused on biomarker discovery that in Protagen’s case will rely on its flagship UNIarray protein chip platform to study Alzheimer’s disease.
 
The consortium, called NeuroAllianz, is led by researchers at the University of Bonn and backed by an initial three-year, €20 million ($27 million) award from the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, or BMBF.
 

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.