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Salary Slump in Academia

Nature reports that nearly one third of faculty members at universities in the US saw a reduction in their salaries in 2009-10. The median pay cut was three percent, according to the survey, which was conducted by the Knoxville-based University Professional Association for Human Resources. Nature adds that the average salary for a professor in the biological and biomedical sciences was $91,184 in 2009-10. The report states that about 21 percent of faculty respondents who did not receive pay cuts, didn't receive raises either.

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.