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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to provide $21 million next year to support a network of research centers that will develop medical countermeasures, including biomarkers and diagnostics tools, for radiological or nuclear emergencies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A multi-institution research collaborative led by scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute has entered into the second phase of a government-funded project to develop a qPCR-based multi-gene expression assay to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arizona State University's Bioedesign Institute today said that it is partnering with Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Sciences Solutions business on a US government-funded contract to develop molecular diagnostics for radiation exposure.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Space Biomedical Research Institute said yesterday that it plans to fund a center that will use a range of omics-based approaches to study the effects of space radiation on humans.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that it has awarded Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering a $5.6 million contract to assess medical countermeasures for treating radiation sickness using Wyss' organs-on-chips t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MicroRNA markers in the blood may hold promise as a means of predicting ill health effects following exposure to ionizing radiation, according to a PLOS One study based on

Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute said today that it will collaborate with Life Technologies to develop a real-time PCR-based platform to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to radiation in the event of a nuclear incident.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute today announced a partnership with Life Technologies to develop a gene expression test to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to radiation in the event of a nuclear incident.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PositiveID said today that its subsidiary MicroFluidic Systems is partnering with the University of Nevada to complete development of PositiveID's biodosimetry cartridge for measuring radiation levels.

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