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Mildred Cohn, in Memoriam

The New York Times reports the death of Mildred Cohn, "a biochemist who overcame religious and sex discrimination to advance the study of metabolic processes." She was 96. According to the article, Cohn overcame many levels of prejudice, including academic departments that wouldn't give women tenure, to finally receive her first tenure-track appointment 21 years after earning her PhD. During a career spent developing new techniques and instruments to measure the activity of enzymes, she won the National Medal of Science and "became the first woman appointed to the editorial board of The Journal of Biological Chemistry and the first woman to become president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology," the article adds.

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.