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The US National Institutes of Health is sending tissue chips to space to study physiological changes that astronauts undergo in microgravity.

The Irving Institute, a CUMC partnership with New York-Presbyterian, will fund its precision medicine program and the development of new therapies.

The funding coincides with publication of reports from the Extracellular RNA Consortium outlining growth and challenges in exosomal RNA-based diagnostics.

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The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has licensed rights to a drug to treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded $17 million to fund 11 research groups seeking to develop 3-D human tissue chips that can be used to predict drug safety and effectiveness, NIH said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Reaction Biology said today it has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to create a database of epigenetic drug interactions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has awarded more than $79 million in Clinical and Translational Science Awards to 15 research universities around the country.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have received $25 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health to fund the Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) at E

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sees rapid point-of-care devices as offering great potential to help advance personalized medicine, and it plans to fund several research projects starting next year to spur development of these tools.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health said today that it has awarded $17 million to fund 24 new research projects seeking to understand how extracellular RNA is involved in communication between cells and how they may be used as biomarkers for diseases.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell DNA sequencing machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.