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In PLoS One this week, research led in part by Harvard's Martha Bulyk found that short-term calorie restriction in male mice alters global gene expression patterns, making them more like those of female mice. Comparing gene expression data from the livers of male mice fed high calorie or calorie-restricted diets -- known to extend lifespan -- they found that a CR diet changes the expression of more than 3,000 genes, suggesting that a CR diet "feminizes" gene expression.

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European regulators have begun a rolling review of Russia's Sputnik V SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Reuters reports.

Science reports that Science Foundation Ireland is seeking annual budget increases.

According to the Financial Times, a UK university group is pushing Elsevier to lower its journal fees.

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