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Technology and family constraints are making the “ghostdoc” more popular, but the setup is not without costs, researchers say.

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How to Successfully Collaborate with Industry

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 1, 2018

In efforts to translate basic-science results into pharmaceuticals and other technologies, success cannot be taken for granted.

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Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

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Addressing Biomedical Science’s PhD Problem

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2017

Researchers and institutions seek to bridge the gap between emerging life science professionals and available positions.

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Learning Bioinformatics

By Esther Landhuis | July 1, 2016

In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.

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Making the Most of School

By Viviane Callier | May 1, 2016

Agencies and institutions strive to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for futures in academia and beyond.

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Staying Active in the Lab

By Jenny Rood | 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 Bob Grant | 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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The Rules of Replication

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2014

Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?

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Keeping Up with IP

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2014

It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.

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