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People in the News: Apr 23, 2009

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Isis Pharmaceuticals announced that Lloyd Tillman, the company's executive director of pharmaceutical development, has received the American Pharmacists Association's 2009 Ebert Prize.

According to the company, the prize was awarded for Tillman's work published last year in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences related to the oral delivery of antisense oligonucleotides.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.