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With the funding, UTHealth's Wenjin Zheng will form the Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research.

The company aims to enroll 3,000 women in the registry, which it plans to use for research and development of tests to detect and manage pelvic masses.

The new research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas include several awards for omics-related projects.

The award will enable Rules-Based Medicine to add to its OncologyMAP panel immunoassays for 150 to 180 blood-based protein biomarkers associated with cancer.

The money is expected to help Mirna meet its goal of filing two INDs by the end of 2011 as it adds staffers to support its drug-development efforts and seeks industry partnerships, according to a company official.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.