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Spartan Bioscience: Dirk Sibbing; Gilles Montalescot; Marco Valgimigli; Davide Capodanno

Spartan Bioscience has establishd a scientific advisory board in Europe. The members are Dirk Sibbing, an inverventional cardiologist and professor of cardiology at Ludwig-Miximilians University in Munich; Gilles Montalescot, a professor of cardiology at the University of Paris VI, and director of the cardiac care unit at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris; Marco Valgimigli, associate professor of cardiology and senior interventional cardiology at Inselspital Universitätsspital in Bern, Switzerland; and Davide Capodanno, associate professor of cardiology at the University of Catania, Italy, and interventional cardiologist, Azienda ""Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele" in Catania. The company added that a North American team will be announced in March at the American College of Cardiology conference. 

 
The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.