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An Uncommon Colony

By Alison McCook | November 1, 2008

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


Coreceptor KAPOW!

By Cormac Sheridan | November 1, 2008

How Pfizer's team targeted a human receptor to develop a powerful new HIV therapy


Dead Sea Science

By Alla Katsnelson | November 1, 2008

Dwek Campus Center with the Koffler Accelerator in the background Credit: Courtesy of the Weizmann Institute of Science" />Dwek Campus Center with the Koffler Accelerator in the background Credit: Courtesy of the Weizmann Institute of Science 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


Survey Methodology

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2008

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The art of WE at UAB

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2008

Shelby Biomedical Research Building. Credit: Courtesy of the University of Alabama at Birmingham" />Shelby Biomedical Research Building. Credit: Courtesy of the University of Alabama at Birmingham 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

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Get more buck for your bang

By Edyta Zielinska | September 1, 2008

Don't negotiate? "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


Salary Survey Methodology

By Edyta Zielinska | September 1, 2008

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 Scientist, and/or


The Biggest Stories in Bioscience 2005

By Ishani Ganguli | December 5, 2005

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.


The Year That Was

By Stephen Pincock | December 5, 2005

news in funding, policy, and strategy, from government agencies to biotechs, suggests that the industry is still as robust as ever.


Battling Evolution to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

By Monya Baker(mbaker@the-scientist.com) | October 10, 2005

For any new antibiotic, resistant bacteria typically show up in four years, or less.


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