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The Plus Side of Posters

Marcus Wilson at Physics Stop says that poster presentations have several advantages over other types of talks. "There is a view amongst some people that a poster presentation is inferior to an oral presentation ... posters range from lousy to excellent in exactly the same way as oral presentations can range from lousy to excellent," he writes. When presenting a poster, investigators "can spend time with the people who are really interested" and don't face the "problem of talking to an audience that has both experts and non-experts in it," Wilson says, adding that unlike an oral presentation, you can roll your poster up and "take it back home with you."

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.