By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mediomics has reeled in $460,000 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences through a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant.

The company plans to use the funds to develop and increase the sensitivity of its biosensor technology and to develop its PINCER protein assay. Mediomics is commercializing core technologies it has licensed under an exclusive agreement with Saint Louis University.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.

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