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So That's How You Get More Grants

The Wall Street Journal tells the story of University of Illinois biologist Stephen Long who used to scrape for research grants and conference invites but now is well-financed and receives more invitations than he can accept. His secret? He studies Miscanthus X giganteus which, the article says, might be a source of alternative fuel.

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.