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Funding Update: NIH Grants Awarded to MD Anderson, Johns Hopkins, Scripps, and More

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NIH Grants in Proteomics, February 8 to March 14

Project Title: Markers for HCV-Related HCC: Plasma Profiling, Targeted Strategies and Validation
Contact Principal Investigator: Laura Beretta
Organization Name: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Project Start Date: May 1, 2009
Project End Date: : Feb. 28, 2014
FY Total Cost: $144,918


Project Title: Translational Proteomics: Biology, Technology and Clinical Advances
Contact Principal Investigator: Daniel Wanyui Chan
Organization Name: Johns Hopkins University
Project Start Date: March 5, 2013
Project End Date: : Feb. 28, 2014
FY Total Cost: $20,000


Project Title: Chemical Approaches for Activity-based Proteomics
Contact Principal Investigator: Benjamin Cravatt
Organization Name: Scripps Research Institute
Project Start Date: July 1, 2000
Project End Date: : Feb. 28, 2014
FY Total Cost: $141,434


Project Title: Identification of Proteins from Mass Spectrometry Data: A Statistical Approach
Contact Principal Investigator: Susmita Datta
Organization Name: University of Louisville
Project Start Date: March 4, 2012
Project End Date: : March 31, 2016
FY Total Cost: $350,760


Project Title: Protein Biomarkers for Invasive Aspergillosis Diagnostics
Contact Principal Investigator: Marta Feldmesser
Organization Name: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Yeshiva University
Project Start Date: Jan. 1, 2010
Project End Date: : Feb. 28, 2015
FY Total Cost: $442,921


The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.