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The Real Battle Is for Second Place

This article from the Baltimore Business Journal reports on NSF's ranking of top 20 US universities by research expenditures. Johns Hopkins ranked highest after spending $1.55 billion in fiscal year 2007, the article says. This is the 29th year that Hopkins holds the top position on the list. Next on the list: the University of California, San Francisco ($843 million), and the University of Wisconsin ($620 million).

 

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.