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  • Kate Travis

    Around the Web, January 21, 2011

    I’ve got a rather conservative list of stuff for you this week: Those of you who blog, Tweet, participate in social networks, and so on may have seen buzz this week about the Science Online conference (Twitter hashtag: #scio11), held last weekend in North Carolina. I wasn’t there (though I have been to Science Online… Read More
  • Kate Travis

    Learning from Mistakes

    One of my favorite headlines on a Science Careers article is Disasters of the Famous, in which we asked some now-prominent scientists about their laboratory mistakes. A surprising number of the anecdotes involve fire. But the point is, all of them overcame those setbacks and mistakes to go on to have successful scientific careers. In… Read More
  • CTSciNet

    Around the Web: January 14, 2011

    Wow, 2011. I’m still not used to typing that. I’ll stop marveling at the new year soon, I promise. Anyway, here’s a tour around the web this week for career- and career development-related items of note: *This week’s Science has an editorial, Boosting Minorities in Science, from Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the Uni… Read More
  • Kate Travis

    Around the Web: Back-to-Work Edition

    Congratulations on making it through the first work week of 2011! Did you start with a clean desk like I did? Is it already covered in papers, magazines, and to-do lists, like mine is? Well done. Here is a (biased, as per usual) selection of the week’s career-related tidbits: * GenomeWeb’s Daily Scan found a… Read More
  • Kate Travis

    Around the web: post-Holiday edition

    Several career-related stories came out during or just before the holidays. I thought I’d round some of them up in case you missed them. Keep in mind that I’m sampling only the publications and blogs I read regularly! * The Friday before Christmas week, the White House released a guidance for federal agencies on developing… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Video: Pioneer women scientists at Stanford

    Scope, the blog from the Stanford University School of Medicine, posted the video below this week of Stanford scientists Carla Shatz and Helen Blau. According to the video, Shatz and Blau met in 1978 when they became the first women to be hired on Stanford medical school’s basic science faculty as part of an affirmative… Read More
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    Language barriers in science

    Today’s The Daily Scan uncovered a real gem: A YouTube animation of a hypothetical conversation between an investigator and a biostatistician. Judging by the comments on the video on Genome Web and on You Tube, it resonated with several viewers. (I just thought it was really, really funny.) It highlights well the language barriers across… Read More
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    Seeking the Alternative

    This week, GenomeWeb’s The Daily Scan featured two blog posts on alternative careers: Februa at Almost a PhD wrote about her discouragement at an incredibly vague career seminar on alternative careers, and the Prodigal Academic followed up with a great post highlighting some specific alternative careers. Februa’s experience highlights j… Read More
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    From the Nobel Prize to Third World Medicine: An Interview With Peter Agre

    Physician-scientist Peter Agre’s biggest research contribution to date is his discovery of aquaporins, the proteins that regulate and facilitate the transport of water molecules across cell membranes. Aquaporins are important in physiological processes such as kidney concentration and spinal fluid secretion, and play a role in several disease… Read More
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    Becoming a Science Writer

    This week, Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science started what has turned out to be a really popular meme directed at science writers. If you have ever wondered about careers in science writing, this is required reading. His instructions: Tell your story, and give your advice to people considering a career as a science… Read More