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The Challenges of Rare-Disease Research

By | September 1, 2016

With few resources and hesitant investors, basic scientists must rely on clinicians, patient advocates, and their own keen eye for biological connections.

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Staying Active in the Lab

By | July 1, 2015

Retiring as a professor, and even shutting down your own lab, doesn’t necessarily mean quitting research.

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Follow the Funding

By | May 1, 2015

In times of budget belt-tightening at the federal level, life-science researchers can keep their work supported through private sources.  

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Weathering the Storm

By | December 1, 2013

How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences

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Balancing Biases

By | July 1, 2011

How cognitive prejudices can influence research decisions, and how the pitfalls of human nature can be avoided.

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Rewards of Risk

By | February 1, 2011

Secrets to scoring big money grants for innovative, out-of-the-box research

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