NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health plans to fund scientists who will collaborate with established high-throughput screening facilities to discover and develop novel small molecule chemical probes.

Supported by several NIH institutes, the grants will fund efforts to identify and develop novel small molecules that could be useful in studying the disease areas they focus on, and discovering or validating novel biological targets for studying the mechanisms of those diseases.

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