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    European Research Opportunities for North Americans

    Horace Greeley implored young men to go West to seek their fortunes, but North American scientists (of all genders, mind you) would do well to remember that opportunities exist east of the continent, as well. The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, provides a number of funding mechanisms to bring North American… Read More
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    Exciting Future Scientists While Generating New Research

    Inspiring young students to be interested in science is a laudable goal, but how can we inspire scientists to take time away from busy research schedules to spend time with those students? The answer, according to a panel of science communicators and outreach organizers convened for a Saturday session at the AAAS Annual Meeting in… Read More
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    Report Shows California Losses of Biomedical Jobs

    A report released yesterday (free registration required to download) by BayBio, the California Healthcare Institute, and PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that after steadily rising for two decades, the number of Californians working in biomedical and drug development jobs “has flattened and slightly declined,” returning to 2006 levels. Read More
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    NIH Report Identifies Supply & Demand as Top Biomedical Scientist Concern

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) last week released a report from its Working Group on the Future Biomedical Research Workforce exploring the career and workplace concerns of biomedical researchers working in the United States. NIH queried hundreds of scientists working both inside and outside NIH and received 219 responses. In the surveys,… Read More
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    CUNY Relaxes Science Standards

    In a move designed to reduce costs and move students through the community college system more quickly and into 4-year colleges, the City University of New York (CUNY) network of community colleges and senior colleges has rejiggered its curriculum to fast-track students’ entry-level classes to make extra time for upper-level courses, accordin… Read More
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    NIH Funding Success Rate Sinks to Lowest Ever

    The NIH research grant success rate — the percentage of reviewed applications that receive funding, an important barometer for the larger research funding environment — fell to its lowest mark ever in 2011, reports our sister blog, Science Insider. Last year, 18% of all reviewed applications were awarded funding, down from 21% in 2… Read More
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    EU Commissioner lays out proposal for future of European science

    The European Union’s Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, spoke yesterday at the European Institute in Washington, DC, to outline a funding proposal for Horizon 2020, a research-policy framework adopted last year by the European Union. The commission is proposing that the European Union endow Horizon 2020… Read More
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    Channeling Raw Smarts Into Results

    “He was super smart, but so what? … Pure intellectual heft is like someone who can bench-press a thousand pounds. But so what, if you don’t know what to do with it?” That’s how math professor Paul Zeitz describes his high school friend and director of MIT’s Broad Institute, Eric Lander, in an article in… Read More
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    Students Are Doin’ It for Themselves

    Finding funding during the down economy is a hot topic this week at Neuroscience 2011 in Washington, DC. Times are tough even for seasoned PIs, let alone graduate students. That might be why a poster here at the meeting caught my eye. Last year, a group of neuroscience graduate students at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, decided… Read More