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Many Pounds for Medical Research

While British chemists are worried about science budget cuts in the UK, medical researchers are getting a £800 million infusion of funding, reports The Guardian. The money, which will be spent over five years, will support research conducted by the National Health Service and its partners. One large award of £112 million is going to Imperial College and the Imperial NHS for bioengineering, cancer, and genetics studies. Health secretary Andrew Lansley says the funding is to support translational research that is "developing exciting new science into tangible, effective treatments that can be used across the NHS."

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.