The National Institutes of Health this month awarded nearly $1.6 million in research grants to support efforts exploring the role of microRNAs in radiation injury, cancer, psychiatric disorders, and pancreatic cell function.

Radiation Injury

The first grant was awarded to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researcher Dipanjan Chowdhury to fund his work examining serum microRNAs as biomarkers for radiation injury to lung and hematopoietic cells.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

Bloomberg reports that Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics plans to offer a treatment it is developing under the "right to try" law for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In Nature this week: expansion of disease-resistance genes among long-lived oak trees, and more.

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

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