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    Katherine Button
    April 30, 2013

    Questioning the Validity of Neuroscience Results

    A recent analysis in neuroscience urges caution both in reading the literature and in designing your own experiments.

    November 24, 2015

    2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ results

    The 2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ winning videos feature thesis work on cellular interactions with tropoelastin, policy networks, and more.

    November 05, 2015

    Improving student advising

    When he was a graduate student at MIT, Carl Brozek used comments from students and administrators to create a list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship, and learned valuable skills during the process.

    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    June 23, 2015

    What happens after a retraction?

    Retractions, whether for honest error or misconduct, diminish future citations to researchers’ old papers by 10% to 20%, a study says.

    June 15, 2015

    Your ‘best chance’ of winning a Nobel Prize

    Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka doesn’t know what young scientists should do to win the prize, but he’s sure it’s important to be innovative and unique.

    February 03, 2014

    Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

    Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

    Boston College with skyline
    April 15, 2013

    Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

    SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.

    October 23, 2013

    Caught Up in Publishing

    We need to find new policies and incentives that return science to a hunt for scientific truth and not for publications.

    November 03, 2015

    What kinds of science do ERC grantees do?

    A new European Research Council report offers a snapshot of the areas of frontier research it funds.

    September 26, 2013

    Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

    Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
    July 22, 2013

    Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

    China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

    May 13, 2015

    Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley

    Report of survey results highlights challenges to graduate student well-being

    July 06, 2015

    HIV researcher found guilty of research misconduct sentenced to prison

    Dong Pyou Han, who already resigned from his academic position and was sanctioned by the Office of Research Integrity, was sentenced to 57 months and fined $7.2 million.

    August 04, 2006

    NIH Urges Career Training and Tracking

    "Programs should provide all NRSA trainees with additional professional development skills and career guidance."

    Taken for Granted
    June 20, 2013

    Project to Track Ph.D. Careers

    The Ph.D. Placement Project from the Chronicle of Higher Education aims to gather and report data on career outcomes for people with Ph.D.s.

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    September 25, 2013

    Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

    Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.