By Doug Macron

The National Institutes of Health this month set aside nearly $400,000 to fund three research projects focused on microRNAs and the heart, including one issued to a company aiming to develop an miRNA antagonist to prevent cardiac ischemia.

One of the NIH grants was awarded to New Jersey-based Vasade Biosciences, which specializes in developing drugs for cardiovascular diseases, to support its work on an inhibitor of miR-199a.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.

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