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An international research team has tied a locus near the FOXF2 gene to small vessel disease and stroke risk.

The grant is being provided under the NIH's Extracellular RNA Communication program, which was set up to study the role of molecules such as microRNAs.

The partners are using genomic data to improve understanding of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and identify markers linked to drug response.

Through a genome-wide association study, an international team found that a PHACTR1 gene variant appears to protect patients from cervical artery dissection.

The National Institutes of Health this month awarded roughly $1.4 million in grant money to researchers at the University of Texas and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals to support their development of a single RNAi-based drug that can treat both Ebola virus and Marburg virus infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Horizon Discovery said today it has received a share of a European Union Seventh Framework Programme grant totaling €5.75 million ($7.8 million) for work it will do on a project called "CV genes-at-target."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An investigator at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago plans to use a new $9 million Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health to develop DNA-based technologies that could be used to monitor neuron activity in living brains, RIC said on T

University of Geneva researchers in collaboration with the UK's Proteome Sciences have identified a protein marker that could help doctors better determine the time of stroke onset.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BG Medicine said today that revenues for the second quarter increased 181 percent year over year, surpassing the consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.