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Facebook For Scientists

Over at What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate, Neil Saunders points to a post that has compiled the top 20 Facebook applications for science and medicine. So, if you're still wondering whether or not you're too old to open an account, maybe now is the time to intimidate the Facebook kids into letting you into the treehouse!

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.