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At Least You’ve Got Three More Letters After Your Name

Over at the blog, On Being a Scientist and Being a Woman, the blogger reposts advice compiled by Yale's Stephen Stearns to help science grad students make it through their PhD programs. From preparing for the worst, making sure you know that no one cares about you, and learning how to demand respect; to carefully planning your thesis research, Stearns offers a lot of hard-won wisdom. ScienceWoman adds her own, including making friends with your fellow grad students and expecting everything to take longer – 60-hour weeks are normal – than you think it will.

(So, is paying back your loans after you've gotten that doctorate the fun part?)


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.