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Getting in the Swing of Volunteering

Sandra Porter volunteers to play matchmaker between science, technology, engineering, or math outreach groups and scientists interested in volunteering. Volunteering efforts, she says, can be large or small. "Small efforts can involve speaking in a classroom, mentoring students via e-mail, judging science fair projects, or assisting with homework questions. Larger efforts can entail doing or assisting with classroom experiments," Porter writes. She says that interested parties should contact her.


The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.