NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research will provide €8.8 million ($11.4 million) to build a lab for protein and bio-molecular analysis, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory said yesterday.

The Integrated Facilities for Structural Biology will be an addition to Hamburg’s German Synchrotron Research Center, called the EMBL@PETRAIII, and will focus on using synchrotron high-energy radiation to look at molecular structures.

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Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

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