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Movers & Shakers: Aug 26, 2011

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Pronota founder and chief scientific officer Koen Kas has left the company to pursue work on a new venture.

A professor at Ghent University, Kas is also chairman of the scientific committee at the European Cancer Prevention Organization. Prior to founding Pronota he was business development manager at VIB.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.