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Researching Finding Research

Discovering Biology in a Digital World blogs about her experiment with PubMed to find the best way to search for free articles. What returned the most results, she found, was using PubMed and limiting the articles to those with free full text. Her loyal readers track back with a plethora of comments on the ways they find free publications

Somewhat related is another ScienceBlogs post by Carl Zimmer of The Loom, in which he asks for advice on what to bring to the table at a future "Science and Media Summit." Quite a few readers advised to increase open access, as science journalists who have access to the original research will write more informed pieces. Go figure!

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.