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'Furlough' Sounds Better Than 'Pay Cut'

Professors at state schools are being told to take furloughs, reports The Scientist. The University of California put a furlough plan into place last week, following similar measures at Arizona State University, Clemson University, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina. "The teaching load is not being reduced, [nor] the expectations for producing," the American Association of University Professors' John Curtis says. "It's something we really hadn't heard of except in isolated cases, and then all of a sudden this spring, probably about 12 public colleges or universities announced furloughs of one kind or another."

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.