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Krisztina Halasz, Anna Kapferer, Helena Lexander, Josiane Entringer

Ludesi announced this week three scientists have joined the company as application specialists. Krisztina Halasz was previously at Bio-Rad Laboratories as account manager and product specialist. Anna Kapferer was R&D engineer at Nonlinear Dynamics. Before that she was on the proteomics team at Pfizer in the UK. The third addition, Helena Lexander, was a proteomics scientist at GE Healthcare with a focus on 2D gel electrophoresis. Prior to that, she was the proteome collaboration manager at Oxford Genome Sciences.

Josiane Entringer has been chosen as Luxembourg’s delegate in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. EMBL announced this week Luxembourg as its newest member [See briefs, this issue]. Entringer is currently at the Ministry for Culture, Higher Education, and Research, Department for Research and Innovation.

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.