alcoholism

NIDA and NIAAA will fund grants to dive into the ways that gene-environment interactions are involved in substance use disorders and treatments.

New grants from the NIA and NIAAA will support a DNA sample storage resource and a genetics data warehouse.

The initiative will support high-throughput screening efforts to discover biomarker panels – including protein signatures – useful for diagnostic and monitoring purposes, said an agency official.

A grant program will provide up to $3.5 million in 2011 to SBIR and STTR grant winners to develop biomarkers for alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol-related organ damages.

The university's new labs will conduct an array of 'omics studies of cancer, addiction, infection, and others.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.