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Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Lynn Yang | Nov 15, 2016
Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.
Predicting Scientific Success
Predicting Scientific Success
Ruth Williams | Nov 3, 2016
A scientist’s most influential paper may come at any point in her career but chances are it won’t change her overall success, researchers show.
Opinion: Toot Your Horn
Opinion: Toot Your Horn
Jordan Gaines Lewis | Oct 6, 2016
Why (and how) scientists should advocate for their research with journalists and policymakers
Q&A: From FDA to Industry
Q&A: From FDA to Industry
Kerry Grens | Sep 27, 2016
Among a subset of US Food and Drug Administration regulators who leave the agency, more than half go to work for pharmaceutical companies, researchers report.
Male Docs in Academia Earn More: Study
Male Docs in Academia Earn More: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2016
Female physicians working at medical schools in the U.S. make about $51,000 less than their male counterparts on average.
Learning Bioinformatics
Learning Bioinformatics
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Making the Most of School
Making the Most of School
Viviane Callier | May 1, 2016
Agencies and institutions strive to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for futures in academia and beyond.
Post-Grad Job Prospects
Post-Grad Job Prospects
Viviane Callier | Apr 28, 2016
A new study quantifies the imbalance between the number of biomedical graduate job seekers and available positions in the U.S.
Future Fields of Inquiry
Future Fields of Inquiry
Tracy Vence | Mar 7, 2016
Researchers propose an approach to identify new multidisciplinary interests in the sciences.
Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun
Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun
Tracy Vence | Jan 29, 2016
With a card game, researchers make light of the “wacky aspects of scientific research.”