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Lending a Helping Hand

The Compact for Faculty Diversity's annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring offers grad students working toward their PhDs the chance to speak with established researchers, connect with future employers, and obtain valuable advice, says The Chronicle of Higher Education's Audrey Williams June. This year's event, held in Tampa last week, offered more than 1,000 PhD students the opportunity to do just that. The institute's goal is to increase the number of minority students who earn PhDs and become faculty members, June adds. The compact includes the Southern Regional Education Board, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

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.