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Doling Out the Dough

In 2010, the National Institutes of Health will receive an additional $692 million, or 2.3 percent, in funding so that its budget will total $31 billion, reports ScienceInsider. Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation will be getting a 6.7 percent increase to bring its budget up to $6.926 billion. ScienceInsider adds that Congressional conferees suggested a 2011 increase for NSF of that is "at least 7 percent." Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will be getting $856 million for 2010 and NASA will receive $18.7 billion.

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.