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Research Bloggers Honor Their Own

ResearchBlogging.org has announced the winners of their 2010 Research Blogging Awards selected from a pool of 400 nominees. Registered bloggers on the site chose the 21 winners from 150 finalists, "so the best bloggers about peer-reviewed research were selected by their own peers." Top honors went to Ed Yong, science journalist and blogger at Not Exactly Rocket Science, for "Research Blog of the Year." Yong was also awarded "Blog Post of the Year," for a piece he wrote on a researcher's work with Muscovy drakes. Bora Zivkovic was named "Research Twitterer of the Year," by voters - no surprise there; he also received top honors in the Biology blog category. A graduate student blogger at Culturing Science was named best new blog of the year (Daily Scan featured her blog post defending Darwin's theory in light of a recent article in The Guardian here).

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.