7th Framework

Enigma coordinated a consortium called Ranger that began in July 2008 under a €3 million grant from the Seventh Framework Programme to develop a rapid, fully automated molecular diagnostic system and test for seasonal influenza strains.

Provided via the EU's Seventh Framework program, the grant will fund proteomics research to be performed by the PRIME-XS consortium, a group of proteomics research teams from 12 European institutes.

The work is part of the European Union's £6.99 million DENAMIC research project, which aims to develop tools for monitoring the neurotoxic effects of environmental pollutants on the cognitive skills and development of children.

For its part in the project called DENAMIC, Proteome Sciences will investigate the effects of neurotoxic chemicals on proteins, peptides, and biochemical pathways in cell models and tissue.

Biovista received $500,000 from the P-medicine project in Europe to use its Clinical Outcomes Search Space platform to analyze clinical trial data and identify new indications for cancer treatments.

Biovista will use its Clinical Outcomes Search Space platform to identify new treatments as part of the EU's "p-medicine" project.

A pan-European research networking agency that supports a wide range of genomics projects has won an additional $44.5 million from the European Commission.

The firm joined the Personalized RNA Interference to Enhance the Delivery of Individualised Cytotoxic and Targeted therapeutics consortium, and received a €300,000 grant.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.