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The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2008
DEADLINE APPROACHES » Need some extra cash for sequencing? You have until December 31st to submit a grant proposal to Applied Biosystems, which will award one first prize of 60GB or 750M tags of mappable sequence data as well as the primary analysis, and 10 second place prizes of 10 individual (2 slide runs) from the SOLiD™ 3 System, deemed the #1 innovation of the year
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The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2008
Credit: © Karin Pierre / Institut de Physiologie, Unil, Lausanne" /> Credit: © Karin Pierre / Institut de Physiologie, Unil, Lausanne N IS FOR NEURO » November is neuroscience month, both in our pages (A Potent Protein), and in Washington DC. On the 15th, attendees of the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience will gather to hear the latest on their fields. Organizers are expecting more than 30,000 people this yea
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The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2008
Credit: Courtesy of Public Library of Science" /> Credit: Courtesy of Public Library of Science GOT VIRUS, NO VACCINE » If you've got viruses on the brain - thanks to Ari Hellenius's research using viruses ("The Orange and the Circus Tent") and the Hot Paper on HIV (Impeding PD-1) - tune in to the AIDS Vaccine 2008 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 13-16. If you can't go there yourself,
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The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2008
Credit: © Matjaz Boncina" /> Credit: © Matjaz Boncina GET POLITICAL » If you'd like to see one of the political figures we profiled in the feature beginning on page 30, you can hear Kenneth Thorpe deliver a keynote at Forum 08, a meeting focused on improving health. Forum 08 is being held Sept. 8 at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Fla. For more information, visit
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The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2008
Credit: Courtesy of GE" /> Credit: Courtesy of GE ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GE! >> The Summer Olympics, in Beijing will feature world-class athletes and the subject of our profile GE. The company has partnered with the games to be the official supplier of healthcare equipment to treat athletes, as well as provide water filtration systems and other technologies. For more on the compa
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The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2008
GET MORE GENOMICS » If work with the Quebec Founder Population inspires you to do more genomic analyses of samples from human populations, head to Bethesda, Md., July 18 for a National Institutes of Health short course on the field. To learn more about the event, which will also be videocast, visit: http://calendar.nih.gov/app/MCalWelcome.aspx. GET TO GERMANY » If the profile of
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The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2008
Credit: Photo by Mick Hales" /> Credit: Photo by Mick Hales EYEING EVOLUTION » In Before Darwin, Eric Smith describes how Darwin's theories don't quite work for the early earth. For a closer look at the world on which Darwin based his ideas, this is your last chance to visit the New York Botanical Garden's exhibit Darwin's Garden, featuring the plants that inspired him. It closes June 15. For more, see http:
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The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2008
WHY NOT WASHINGTON? » Any interest in running for office? If so, Scientists & Engineers for America is running a workshop May 10 to train scientists to run for office or work on an election campaign. To find out more about the "crash course" on being a political scientist, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2yc4nl. SEEING SCHNEYER » Alan Schneyer, the scientist we profile
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The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2008
Credit: Right: courtesy of Australian Animal Health Laboratory" /> Credit: Right: courtesy of Australian Animal Health Laboratory GRANT ME GRANTS » In "Click To Submit", we present tips for how to submit grants electronically. For some in-person advice, enroll in one of eight two-day grant writing courses offered in April by Grant Writing USA. Courses will take place across the cou
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Scott Freeman | Mar 1, 2008
Credit: Top: Sarah Pierce and David Kimelman Right: courtesy of Robert Harrell" /> Credit: Top: Sarah Pierce and David Kimelman Right: courtesy of Robert Harrell WNT WORKSHOP >> Randall Moon describes how his discovery of a developmental signal which plays a role in tissue regeneration could be a target for cancer and Alzheimer therapies. On March 25, hear him speak about the subject in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, at the Keystone conference on Signaling P