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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nextval has received a $500,000 Phase II SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to support further development and commercialization of its high-throughput screening system that employs mass spectrometry imaging and microarrays.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded Maine Manufacturing a $500,000 Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research grant, the Sanford, Maine-based company announced today.

As part of a plan to inject $50 million into Alzheimer's disease studies announced last month, the National Institutes of Health will fund new research by small businesses that seek to discover disease and drug-related biomarkers.

Lucigen today announced a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop metagenomic DNA libraries for the identification of new antimicrobial and other anti-infective drug candidates.

The US Senate yesterday passed a bill that will expand and extend for another six years the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

The US House of Representatives last night voted to reauthorize and expand a program to fund small business research projects for six more years.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.