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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health today said that it has awarded 85 grants totaling $141 million in 2014 to researchers working on "highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research" under the High Risk-High Reward program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) and the NVIDIA Foundation on Wednesday announced that they will provide up to $2 million in funding for the development of omics-based, data-intensive scientific tools to treat cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team led by scientists from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has been awarded a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to perform mass spectrometry-based research into the genetic regulation of cholesterol and other heart dise

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SRI International on Monday said that the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded it a $4.5 million contract to establish a center aimed at improving metabolomics research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Armed with a $500,000 National Institutes of Health grant, Texas A&M researchers are mapping the genes that control heat tolerance in cowpeas, the university said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clinical research firm ApoCell said today that it has been awarded a two-year, $1 million contract from the National Cancer Institute to further develop its circulating tumor cell technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is providing $12 million to Partners HealthCare and its founding hospitals to create the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into commercial products, Partners said on

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Detroit R&D today announced it has been granted a two-year $1 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant to continue research into protein glycosylation.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education, or Spectrum, is being awarded $45.3 million over four and a half years by the National Institutes of Health to push forward translational research in medicine.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has reeled in a $3.5 million grant to develop a new method for molecular imaging that could break through the current boundaries of microscopy, the institute said today.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

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