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Professors' Pay

This week, The Chronicle of Higher Education examines the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources' recently released salary survey data and finds that, on average and across disciplines, professors at public institutions saw no pay increases this year for the second on a row. Faculty at private institutions, however, "did slightly better, receiving an average raise of 2 percent, which kept their pay on pace with inflation," the Chronicle adds. According to the association's statistics for 2010-2011, engineering professors earn the second-highest salaries — $114,365 on average, beat out by law professors, whose 2010-2011 salaries average $134,162. In the biological and biomedical sciences, the association's data show that, on average, professors earn $92,505 per year; associate professors, $68,806; assistant professors, $58,709; new assistant professors, $57,272; and instructors, $45,049.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.