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April 25, 2003

From Doing Science to Servicing Science

"In the research world, a scientist aims to generate results and publications; in the servicing world, a scientist aims to help the scientist customer achieve results."

March 15, 2002

Undergraduate Scholarships Special

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.

April 22, 2005

Japan Mulls Workforce Goals for Women

The idea is to encourage authorities into lifting Japan from last place among industrialized nations in the employment of women scientists.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

November 01, 2002

Postdocs Get Primer on How to Survive Abroad

"The U.S. approach to intellectual property rights is foreign to many Japanese scientists. But ignoring it could mean jail."

May 03, 2002

Scientific Translation for Nature Japan

As a person responsible for communicating science faithfully across language and culture, you have to learn to live with uncertainty.

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.

July 16, 2004

Japan Taps Scientists to Improve Reviews

The new procedures will cover about half of the $1.6 billion worth of competitively reviewed grants funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

January 17, 2003

Surviving the First Year of Graduate School

"... before you even embark on your program, you should formulate a working plan and set up a reasonable schedule."

September 13, 2002

Microbiology in India

"TERI is a not-for-profit research organization with over 300 professionals working toward achieving its mission of sustainable development."

January 24, 2003

IMCB--A Great Place to Do Science

"... apart from the excellent scientific training, what makes IMCB special is the fact that it brings together talented people from different parts of the world."

July 30, 2004

Diary of a Sports Medicine Intern

"I would never have thought these [moments] would be followed by a trip to the other end of the world (even less by a master's degree and Ph.D.) or that I would spend time chasing solutions to the biomechanical problems associated with baseball."

July 19, 2002

Ethical Issues in Research, Part I: Research by Stealth

"In most parts of the world, independent ethical review committees have emerged to protect the interests and welfare of research participants. Generally, these committees are not responsible for reviewing clinical practice. The result is that innovative clinical procedures, which are usually research orientated, often evade such scrutiny and patients are denied the protection it provides."

October 03, 2003

Balancing Career, Motherhood, and Widowhood (…and Remarriage!)

I finally got the "PI thing" figured out--and have started believing that maybe I'll make it to tenure someday soon.

August 30, 2002

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography--A Useful Tool for Determining Active Constituents and Adulterants in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines

“Currently, in Singapore, as in the rest of Asia, there is a shortage of well-trained HPLC analysts in TCHM R&D laboratories and TCHM manufacturing industries.”

October 19, 2001

Career Opportunities for PhDs in Singapore

While there are good reasons for some to stay on to pursue R&D in academia, industry offers equally or even more exciting careers.

December 21, 2001

Environmental Science and Engineering in Singapore--An Outlook on R&D (Part II)

Unlike other environmental issues, air pollution crosses national borders. So to address these issues it is crucial for the governments and scientists from neighboring countries to work closely.

July 26, 2002

Teaching: A Meaningful and Challenging Career

"Even though I was initially apprehensive about teaching a large group of teenage students, my passion for education and my desire to teach incited me to take up this challenge."

November 01, 2002

Becoming a Patent Attorney in Australia

"Although the field is still relatively small in Australia, the number of job opportunities is increasing."