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People in the News: Jun 11, 2009


Liquidia Technologies has named Thomas Templeman as its senior vice president of integrated supply chain.

Templeman previously served as general manager of Johnson & Johnson company Centocor Biologics.

Miragen Therapeutics announced that Eric Olson, the company's CSO and co-founder, has won the grand prize of the Institut de France's Fondation Lefoulon-Delalande.

Olson is also a professor and chairman of the molecular biology department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

According to the company, the award was made in recognition of Olson's research into the mechanisms of gene regulation in heart development.

The Scan

Latent HIV Found in White Blood Cells of Individuals on Long-Term Treatments

Researchers in Nature Microbiology find HIV genetic material in monocyte white blood cells and in macrophages that differentiated from them in individuals on HIV-suppressive treatment.

Seagull Microbiome Altered by Microplastic Exposure

The overall diversity and the composition at gut microbiome sites appear to coincide with microplastic exposure and ingestion in two wild bird species, according to a new Nature Ecology and Evolution study.

Study Traces Bladder Cancer Risk Contributors in Organ Transplant Recipients

In eLife, genome and transcriptome sequencing reveal mutation signatures, recurrent somatic mutations, and risky virus sequences in bladder cancers occurring in transplant recipients.

Genes Linked to White-Tailed Jackrabbits' Winter Coat Color Change

Climate change, the researchers noted in Science, may lead to camouflage mismatch and increase predation of white-tailed jackrabbits.