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Joseph Kirkland was named the recipient of the first annual Uwe D. Neue Award in Separation Science this week at the 39th International Symposium on High-Performance-Liquid-Phase Separations and Related Techniques.

The award was sponsored by Waters in honor of Neue, who was a scientist and Waters Corporate Fellow.

Kirkland is the author of more than 160 major publications, mainly in the separation sciences, and holder of thirty-two U. S. patents. He is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Chromatographic Science.


BG Medicine's shareholders have re-elected Timothy Harris and Brian Posner to serve on its board of directors until the 2016 annual stockholder meeting, according to an SEC filing.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people 65 and older or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.