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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

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.