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An Uncommon Colony
Alison McCook | Nov 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
The art of WE at UAB
Bob Grant | Nov 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
Dead Sea Science
Alla Katsnelson | Nov 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
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2008
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Coreceptor KAPOW!
Cormac Sheridan | Nov 1, 2008
How Pfizer's team targeted a human receptor to develop a powerful new HIV therapy
Salary Survey Methodology
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 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
Get more buck for your bang
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 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
The Biggest Stories in Bioscience 2005
Ishani Ganguli | Dec 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
Stephen Pincock | Dec 5, 2005
news in funding, policy, and strategy, from government agencies to biotechs, suggests that the industry is still as robust as ever.
The Hunt for New Antibiotics
The Scientist Staff | Oct 10, 2005
Bacterial infections are responsible for one quarter of all deaths, a number that may rise with the alarming increase in multi-drug resistant strains.