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AAAS Shutters Its Center for Public Engagement
The center oversaw programs such as the Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship, many of which will continue.
AAAS Shutters Its Center for Public Engagement
AAAS Shutters Its Center for Public Engagement

The center oversaw programs such as the Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship, many of which will continue.

The center oversaw programs such as the Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship, many of which will continue.

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Early Training Forestalls Motor, Memory Difficulties in Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome
Laura Dattaro, Spectrum | Mar 29, 2021 | 3 min read
Manipulating the activity of neurons active during training had similar effects on the mice’s behavior.
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Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
James L. Sherley | Jan 13, 2020 | 4 min read
Training young scientists to review submitted manuscripts should be an academic exercise, not a facet of professional scientific publishing.
UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 7, 2020 | 5 min read
Last month, 10 UK universities became part of the UK Reproducibility Network, joining researchers, funders, journal publishers, and regulatory agencies.
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2019 | 4 min read
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
Postdocs More Important to Grad Students’ Skills than PIs Are
Emily Makowski | Oct 14, 2019 | 2 min read
According to a new study, active participation in lab discussions from more senior lab members is positively linked to grad students’ abilities.
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Image of the Day: Spinal Tap
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 29, 2019 | 2 min read
A medical art student’s master’s project will be used to help train junior physicians to perform lumbar punctures.
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Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019 | 8 min read
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
Opinion: We Must Make Data More Accessible for Bioinformatics Training
David W. Craig | Apr 1, 2018 | 5 min read
In addition to programs geared towards transforming biologists into bioinformaticians, students need more raw material available for their education.
Addressing Biomedical Science’s PhD Problem
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017 | 8 min read
Researchers and institutions seek to bridge the gap between emerging life science professionals and available positions.
Post-Grad Job Prospects
Viviane Callier | Apr 28, 2016 | 2 min read
A new study quantifies the imbalance between the number of biomedical graduate job seekers and available positions in the U.S.
Opinion: Separate Training from Research Budgets
Viviane Callier | Oct 7, 2014 | 3 min read
In order to make the most of biomedical research funding and to better support trainees, institutions should recognize postdocs as employees.
Report: Current Research System “Unsustainable”
Tracy Vence | Apr 15, 2014 | 1 min read
Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.
Video Game Boosts Multitasking Skills
Chris Palmer | Sep 4, 2013 | 2 min read
Training for several hours with a racing video game improves the multitasking abilities of 60- to 85-year-olds for up to six months.
Online Career Planning
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 7, 2012 | 1 min read
One of the largest biological professional societies has developed an online tool to help early stage scientists plan successful careers.
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