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Aiming to improve upon existing bone-growth agents, a team from Louisiana State University is developing a light-activated nanoparticle for the targeted delivery of microRNA mimics involved in bone and blood vessel growth.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate and House of Representatives over the last two days passed a budget plan to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year that includes a $71 million increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., will use a $445,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a series of workshops around the country that will give university biology teachers and students hands-on experience working with genome sequencing technologie

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate this week plans to work on federal funding bills for the remainder of this year and for Fiscal Year 2014, including consideration of a plan that would provide an additional $71 million for the National Institutes of Health over the next six months.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – After more than a year of on-and-off again negotiations, members of Congress and the White House have failed to reach a compromise agreement to avert the budget sequester penalty, which will slash $85 billion out of federal discretionary spending this fiscal year.

National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh plans to leave his post at the end of March to accept an appointment as president of Carnegie Mellon University, NSF said this week.

Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – American universities increased their spending on life sciences research and development by nearly 7 percent in fiscal 2011, to a total of $37.23 billion, with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act accounting for most of the increase, according to a

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Georgia Tech researchers will use $1.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to search for genes in aquatic microbial populations that may help protect ecosystems from environmental perturbations by breaking down pollutants, recycling nutrients, and p

Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

The New York Times reports that a series of emails show how Department of Health and Human Services officials sought to silence the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new initiative aims to move Australia's genome sequencing labs onto one system, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: recessive mutation tied to early-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, epigenetic analysis of lung adenocarcinoma, and more.