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  • Academia (vs. Industry)

    Reasons Not to Go to Grad School?

    There’s an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that’s been getting a lot of recent attention. It’s titled “Grad School in the Humanities: Just Don’t Go”. The author, clearly (and to my mind, justifiably) embittered about what he sees happening, is an associate professor of English who sees no need to pro… Read More
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    All Of You Industrial Scientists: Out Of the Room

    Continuing Education (CE) is a big issue in many medical fields and those associated with them. Licensing boards and professional societies often require proof that people are keeping up with current developments and best practices, which is a worthy goal even if arguments develop over how well these systems work. And it’s also been a… Read More
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    Fear Of Academic Chemistry?

    A comment to yesterday’s post made a point that seemed instantly familiar, but it’s one that my own thoughts had never quite put together. All of us who do medicinal chemistry came out of academic labs; that’s where you get the degrees you need to have to be hired. Many of us worked on the… Read More
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    Short Topics From All Over

    (1) Bnet Pharma on “How Not to Write a Pharma Press Release“. Privately held Epeius is sending out bulletins loaded with phrases like “more stunning results” and “Epeius Biotechnologies draws the sword of targeted gene delivery from the stone of chemistry and physics”. If they were publicly traded, this would be… Read More
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    I’ll See Your Conflicts, and Raise You?

    There seems to be some finger-pointing going on about conflicts of interest in the scientific and medical literature. According to this piece in Nature Medicine, a recent conference in Vancouver on peer review featured statements such as this: “We absolutely should not let up on our scrutiny of industry,” says Karen Woolley, a co-author… Read More
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    The Grant Application Treadmill

    There’s a (justifiably) angry paper out in PLoS Biology discussing the nasty situation too many academic researchers find themselves in: spending all their time writing grant applications rather than doing research. The paper’s written from a UK perspective, but the problems it describes are universal: To expect a young scientist to rec… Read More
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    Industrial Research: More Grounded in Reality, or Not?

    My post the other day on why-do-it academic research has prompted quite a bit of comment, including this excerpt from an e-mail: I would also note that mediocrity is hardly limited to academia. I cannot tell you the number of truly dumb things that I continue to see happening in industry, motivated by the need… Read More
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    To What End?

    I was looking through my RSS feed of journal articles this morning, and came across this new one in J. Med. Chem.. Now, there’s nothing particularly unusual about this work. The authors are exploring a particular subtype of serotonin receptor (5-HT6), using some chemotypes that have been looked at in serotinergic ligands before. They switch… Read More
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    Just Give It to NIH

    I know that many people are getting tired of this topic. But many people who work in the industry have never met someone who’s convinced that drug companies are just standing in the way of innovation, and that all the good stuff comes from the NIH, anyway. So allow me a couple of quick quotes… Read More
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    Wasted Money, Wasted Time?

    Now, while we’ve been talking about how much basic research is done in industry, or how much clinical research gets done in academia, here’s something that might bear on the discussion. Too much of what looks like useful clinical research on the academic side is actually wasted effort. The New York Times has been running… Read More
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