Sitting at a small table on the second floor of the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Charles Vite crosses his legs and smiles gently - the warm, mild-mannered look of someone you would trust to give shots to a beloved (and terrified) family pet. "I was debating how to talk about the cats," he says.
Along with treating some of the 30,000 animals that are brought in each year to the clinic one floor below, Vite conducts somewhat
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This year, two Israeli institutions, the Weizmann Institute of Science in
Rehovot and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, placed first and second, respectively,
among international institutions. What makes these two institutio
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham prides itself on a culture of
cross-disciplinary collaboration, which could be why the university rocketed from
47th place in our 2007 survey to 5th place this year. An embodiment of UAB's
cooperative spirit can be seen
"I think it's a misnomer to use the word negotiation" to describe discussion
over compensation, says Rich Pennock, vice president of Kelly Scientific Resources,
a recruiting agency for the life sciences. Most of the companies Pennock recruits
for have fairly standardized promotion schemes, and he says it's perfectly
reasonable to ask your manager to share those policies w
The survey was conducted via a web-based survey which was open from February
15 to June 2, 2008. Participation in the survey was promoted by e-mail and
advertising to readers of The Scientist and visitors to The
Scientist web site. It was also promoted by participating scientific
societies to their members. Usable responses were received from 4,702 individuals in
the United States. Since many individuals are subscribers to The
Life scientists have been challenged more than ever this year not just to critically analyze data, but to better interpret those data for an increasingly critical public.
news in funding, policy, and strategy, from government agencies to biotechs, suggests that the industry is still as robust as ever.
For any new antibiotic, resistant bacteria typically show up in four years, or less.