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We Trust That Research Teams Are Already Working on a New Anti-Aging Cream

Technology Review reports on research that may yield insight into aging. "A new study by Harvard Medical School researchers reveals that the biochemical mechanism that makes yeast grow old has a surprising parallel in mice, suggesting it may be a universal cause of aging in all organisms," the article says. In yeast, the Sir2 protein has long been implicated in aging; this new study shows that the mouse equivalent, SIRT1, has a similar role. David Sinclair was senior author of the paper, which just came out in Cell. He's quoted in the story as saying, "It was very exciting when we made the discovery, because it was so unexpected."

The Scan

Vaccine Update Recommended

A US Food and Drug Administration panel recommends booster vaccines be updated to target Omicron, CNBC reports.

US to Make More Vaccines for Monkeypox Available

The US is to make nearly 300,000 vaccine doses available in the coming weeks to stem the spread of human monkeypox virus, according to NPR.

Sentence Appealed

The Associated Press reports that Swedish prosecutors are appealing the sentence given to a surgeon once lauded for transplanting synthetic tracheas but then convicted of causing bodily harm.

Genome Biology Papers on COVID-19 Effector Genes, Virtual ChIP-seq, scDART

In Genome Biology this week: proposed COVID-19 effector genes, method to predict transcription factor binding patterns, and more.