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  • December 29, 2008

  • December 24, 2008

    A Really Good Personal Blog

    I really like good science-related personal blogs, especially when the writing is vigorous, quirky, and–especially–unpretentious. Reclaiming Miss Havisham qualifies. The blog is written by a young woman named Leslie who describes herself as “a medical research scientist and bio-ethicist by trade” who “approach[es] friv… Read More
  • Confessions from the Lab

    Yesterday I got a note from James Frost III, the CEO of a company called BioTx, a life-sciences automation company, advising me of a new “non-commercial, non-PC, fun, free” Web site that his company has started, called Confessions from the Lab. (By “non-PC” he apparently does NOT mean that it’s a Mac shop.) Frost sent… Read More
  • December 23, 2008

  • December 19, 2008

    HHMI Expands Med Into Grad Program

    In the new (19 December) issue of Science Careers, Brian Vastag describes a number of training programs to produce translation scientists, who conduct biomedical research with a direct connection to clinical practice. Among the most prominent of such initiatives is the Med Into Grad program, created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).&nb… Read More
  • December 18, 2008

    U.S. Research Spending to Fall

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting (subscription required for access) that U.S. research spending is expected to decline next year–or so says a report due out from the Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit trust in Columbus, Ohio that will be published in R&D Magazine. The Battelle numbers describe total research spending, including… Read More
  • HHMI Janelia Farms

    Recently, I participated in a panel discussion on alternative careers at HHMI’s Janelia Farms campus in Ashburn, Virginia.  Before going to the event, I knew nothing about the campus. (For more information on Janelia Farms, see "Betting the Farm" by Beryl Benderly and Jim Kling’s "Captain of the Farm Team.") It… Read More
  • December 16, 2008

  • December 11, 2008

    How to Publish in Science

    Interested in learning more about publishing in Science?  Come on out to our next Science Careers Outreach event. At the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Francisco, Science Editor Bryan Ray will discuss the submission, review, approval, and publication process for the journal. The presentation will cover what editors look for a… Read More
  • December 9, 2008

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