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Russia Puts Money into Research

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Nobel Prize-winning Russian physicist Zhores Alferov has been appointed by Russian president Dmitri Medvedev as scientific director of a project to turn farmland outside Moscow into a compound dedicated to scientific research. The Russian government is pouring about $200 million of start-up funds into the project, the Chronicle's Anna Nemtsova reports. Alferov plans to invite grad students from across Russia to work alongside technology companies and "create scientific accomplishments that can benefit the people of Russia," Nemtsova says, and has a five-year goal of generating thousands of PhD graduates in physics, electronics, and biotechnology. Alferov says he also wants to attract foreign scientists and that he hopes to develop a new scientific research ideology for Russia.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.