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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.

The research will seek to discover the genetic causes for the malaria parasite's ability to develop drug resistance.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.