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The company is developing a pathway analysis tool for Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and schizophrenia.

Three new programs will fund administrative needs, expand ongoing research, and support summer studies.

The institutes should raise awards by around three percent from last year to reflect the budget increase.

The $200 million the NIH has earmarked for the new funding opportunities come courtesy of the $787 billion stimulus package recently signed into law by President Obama.

The NIH policy on publishing manuscripts with PubMed Central will not need renewal, but still could be challenged.

The MLPCN will support high-throughput screening research through the Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative.

News Scan: Mar 13, 2009


CompuCyte, Children's Hospital Boston, US Senate, National Institutes of Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Empire State Stem Cell Board, MDS, Caliper Life Sciences, CHDI, GlobalStem, ADMEcell, Advancell

Funding Update: Mar 13, 2009


NIH Bioinformatics Grants Awarded Feb. 13 — March 12, 2009

GeneGo, Entelos, NCI, NIH

The genome institute is using a recent study to develop a website to educate consumers about DTC genetic tests and services.


The New York Times looks at companies using genomic tools to try to quickly identify the cause of patients' infections.

The White House has asked for $2.5 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Associated Press.

A resignation at the Marine Biological Laboratory highlights that institutions are unsure of how to handle researchers previously found to have violated codes of conduct, Nature News says.

In PNAS this week: immune responses that affect heart transplant rejection risk, gene variants associated with thiopurine toxicity, and more.