NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emory University said this week that its Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has been awarded a five-year, $7.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging for research into proteins altered in Alzheimer's disease.

The effort aims to use discovery-based mass spec analysis of brain tissue to identify potential therapeutic targets and then validate these proteins via targeted mass spec, Nicholas Seyfried, an Emory researcher and project participant, told ProteoMonitor.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.