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Shooing Out the Woo

Steven Salzberg is in the Washington Post, calling for the NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to be shut down. He and other critics argue that alternative medicine shouldn't have a place in a scientifically rigorous NIH. "What has happened is that the very fact NIH is supporting a study is used to market alternative medicine," neurologist and Science Based Medicine's Steven Novella says in the article. "It is used to lend an appearance of legitimacy to treatments that are not legitimate."

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.