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Cape Town Computes

 
This week, Intel installed a supercomputer at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria, South Africa. Reuters reports that the computer’s processing power — optimally a trillion floating point operations per second — will be harnessed for general informatics applications in AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis research. The $1 million machine was donated by Intel and will be made available to local researchers free of charge.
 
 
The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.