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People in the News: Mar 24, 2011


Regulus Therapeutics has named Lars Karlsson as its new vice president of immunology and fibrosis.

Most recently, Karlsson was team leader of Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development's west coast immunology department. Before that, he was an immunology researcher at the Scripps Research Institute.

He holds a PhD in immunology and an MD from Uppsala University.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.