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We Feel Your Pain

At Blue Lab Coats, blogger drdrA laments the grant writing process, claiming that she's got "grant writer burnout. I've fallen into proposal purgatory and can't get out…! " she writes. Some things that drive her crazy are the rewriting process, preparing the additional paperwork, like collaboration letters and project summary, and having to juggle two separate, different proposals at the same time.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.