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Stemming the Tide with Nanotech

Nanoparticles can make clotting more effective, say researchers in Technology Review. Case Western University's Erin Lavik says that these particles, which attach themselves to the endogenous platelets, help clotting occur. In rodents with femoral artery injuries, the particles were able to cut bleeding time in half. Some day, the researchers say, this could be used to treat traumatic injuries, including those sustained by soldiers.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.