Opinion (old)
Sexual Politics and Science: Two Predicaments
Alexander McPherson and May C. Morris | Apr 1, 2009
A Matter of Conscience Editor's Note (March 31). The April issue of The Scientist includes an Opinion entitled "A Matter of Conscience" in which Alexander McPherson laid out his objections to sexual harassment training at the University of California at Irvine. In the meantime McPherson has participated in the training, for reasons given in the update below. The Opinion article follows the update. My conflict with the University of Califo
The Economic Stimulus and Science
Alastair J.J. Wood | Mar 1, 2009
A fixed percentage of a country's GDP should be committed to research.
Time for an IP Share Market?
James Lyons-Weiler | Feb 1, 2009
Direct investment in market-valued intellectual property could drive translational success.
Tackling Human Resources in Africa
Odile Oukem-Boyer, Appolinaire Djikeng, Giulia Cappelli, and Pierre Fouda | Jan 1, 2009
How one institute leverages overseas talent to develop its research strategy.
Disease Prevention in Islamic Countries
Ali Ardalan, Kawkab Shishani, Abdel Belal, Kuntoro, Ghada Ahmad for the OIC NCD | Nov 1, 2008
A network of international experts is setting up a Supercourse to meet the challenge.
What Makes Science 'Science'?
James Williams | Oct 1, 2008
Trainee teachers don't have a clue, and most scientists probably don't either. That's bad news.
Foundation-led Drug Discovery
Robert E. Pacifici and David P. Rankin | Sep 1, 2008
Virtual biotechs target and develop translational research.
A Head Start
Justin Jefferson | Aug 1, 2008
How an undergraduate internship helped a student from the projects explore his love of science.
More Women at the Top
Katharine A. Gleason, Rosalyn C. Richman, Page S. Morahan | Aug 1, 2008
One program's success in preparing and sustaining women for leadership in the sciences.
Mobilizing Students for Change
Sandeep P. Kishore | Jul 1, 2008
An organization focused on neglected diseases links trainees North and South.