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A Free-for-All Plan

Boston University's council voted last week to make the scholarly work of faculty and staff freely available online, reports BU Today. The resolution calls for the creation of an archive to house research and scholarship produced by the faculty that may be accessed for free, as long as the authors are properly credited and the work is not used for profit. "Open access is an irresistible tide," BU professor and Environmental Health editor-in-chief David Ozonoff says.

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.