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Money in Translation

The UK, too, is investing in translational research, reports Nature's The Great Beyond blog. Beginning next April, the National Institute for Health Research will receive a 30 percent increase in funding. Over five years, £775 million will be given to its biomedical research units and centers. "These centres and units will provide vital support for research funded by NIHR and our public sector, charity and industry partners," says Sally Davies, director general of research and development at the Department of Health in a statement.

The Scan

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.

Study Points to Benefits of Local Consolidative Therapy, Targeted Treatments in Cancer Care

In JCO Precision Oncology, researchers report that local consolidative therapy combined with molecularly targeted treatments could improve survival for some lung cancer patients.

Genetic Variants That Lower LDL Cholesterol Linked to Reduced Heart Disease Risk

Rare variants in two genes that lower LDL cholesterol are also associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new JAMA Cardiology study.

Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals

With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals.