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Pressure Biosciences Wins $149K SBIR Grant to Develop Methods to Extract Biomarkers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Pressure Biosciences has received a $149,470 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant is for six months.
 
The company will use it to fund experiments demonstrating the feasibility of using its Pressure Cycling Technology to develop a method for extracting clinically important protein biomarkers, sub-cellular molecular complexes, and organelles from cells and tissues, Pressure Biosciences said.

The Scan

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.

Study Reveals Potential Sex-Specific Role for Noncoding RNA in Depression

A long, noncoding RNA called FEDORA appears to be a sex-specific regulator of major depressive disorder, affecting more women, researchers report in Science Advances.

New mRNA Vaccines Offer Hope for Fighting Malaria

A George Washington University-led team has developed mRNA vaccines for malaria that appear to provide protection in mice, as they report in NPJ Vaccines.

Unique Germline Variants Found Among Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Through an exome sequencing study appearing in JCO Precision Oncology, researchers have found unique pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants within a cohort of Black prostate cancer patients.