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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has provided €11.5 million ($15.4 million) to fund an international research consortium that will seek to investigate the roles microRNAs play in epilepsy and how they may be used to develop new diagnostics and treatments for the disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has approved a project aimed at determining the causes of extreme aggressive behavior and is providing €6 million ($8 million) to the effort.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new consortium has been launched in Europe with the goal of developing a handheld molecular diagnostic device to test for malaria.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Isogenica today said it has received a three-year, €700,000 ($909,249) grant as part of a project to develop a system for the "deep" screening of peptide libraries against therapeutic targets.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Proteome Sciences today said that it will be performing biomarker analysis for a new European research initiative to study hypothermia as a treatment after stroke.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cytoo will coordinate a project announced on Monday that aims to combine high-throughput applications of RNAi with Cytoo's new cell normalization technology.

Agendia received $1.8 million from the European Union's 7th Framework Program to develop new molecular diagnostics that will inform personalized treatment approaches for breast and colon cancer.

Rosetta Green will identify microRNAs that could be used to develop algae that can produce therapeutic human proteins and growth hormone, an area in which the Israeli company is already working.

A project led by Max Planck will try to integrate genomic and other data to create models of individual patients for personalized medical applications.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.