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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of research institutes in Georgia have won a contract of up to $19.4 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to use a systems biology-based approach to studying how host-pathogen interactions are involved in malaria.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biotechnology company Antigen Discovery said today it has received a three-year, $2.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to use its proteome microarray technology to develop companion diagnostics for Sanaria's malaria products in human trials.

Idaho Technology has been awarded a one-year, $262,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a molecular diagnostic panel for its FilmArray platform to detect pathogens causing pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases aims to provide $7.1 million next year to fund research programs that will enhance current knowledge of certain biochemical functions of genes in dangerous pathogens.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to fund new research projects that will harness powerful new 'omics technologies to create new models that map the course and progress of infectious diseases within their hosts.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases plans to fund one contractor to run a lab that will conduct genomics activities to support its Simian Vaccine Evaluation Unit, or SVEU, contract sites and research funded through its Division of Acquired Immune

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University screened more than 2,800 compounds in 61 Plasmodium falciparum lines, identifying potential anti-malarial agents and using genetic approaches to find loci related to treatment response differences in the malaria parasite.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

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