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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure, or PROOF Centre, and IO Informatics today announced a deal to develop a web-based software application addressing chronic heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Belgian protein biomarker firm Pronota has raised €3.7 million ($4.9 million) a Series C financing round that it will use to complete protein biomarker validation studies for its pre-eclampsia, ovarian cancer, sepsis, and cardio-renal programs.

By Adam Bonislawski
Proteomics in 2011 continued its long, hard slog toward the clinic, battling now-familiar challenges like sluggish test sales, unproven platforms, and the vagaries of the regulatory process.

By Adam Bonislawski
Scientists at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have launched SpotOn Clinical Diagnostics, a firm specializing in mass spec-based diagnosis of hemoglobin disorders.

Thermo Fisher Scientific said this week that it has acquired protein biomarker firm Intrinsic Bioprobes, adding to its clinical proteomics portfolio.

A number of prominent proteomics-based diagnostics developers were recipients of the grant and tax credit awards, which are being provided by the IRS through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program.

In a study involving more than 2,300 participants from the Framingham Heart Study, researchers identified B-type natriuretic peptide, homocysteine, and aldosterone as biomarkers capable of adding information to traditional CKD risk factors like hypertension and diabetes.

The company presented a panel of 13 biomarkers for the disease at last month's Human Proteome Organization annual meeting and is looking for partners and funding to develop it as a commercial diagnostic.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.