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Cast a Wider Net

GMP at Academic Jungle is leaving "no funding stone unturned." To keep competitive, GMP has been putting together a three-page white paper to formally pitch a particular project to an agency to which she has never before applied for funding. But before she even arrived at the white-paper writing stage, GMP e-mailed "all program managers in my general area," suggesting a handful of projects she might tackle, "with a paragraph-long writeup for each," she says. From there, one manager solicited a white paper on one of her proposed topics. Researchers must extend the reach of their grant-getting tactics if they wish to find funding right now, GMP says. "In order to keep going, you have to mold yourself to how the funding winds blow," she says.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.