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    August 14, 2014

    Outside my comfort zone

    A research chemist who is accustomed to well-equipped laboratories encounters new challenges while working in the field.

    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.

    February 24, 2012

    I've Got Your Impact Factor Right Here

    The Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine is only the beginning.

    April 18, 2003

    Yours Transferredly: Reading Between the Lines

    If you read things at face value and don't wise up to the hidden meanings in paper-speak, you might get left behind.

    April 30, 2014

    Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

    Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.

    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    November 21, 2003

    Sticking Irons Into the Funding Fire

    If you have a good idea, don't just throw it into a grant application--do the pilot experiment and get that result in hand.

    September 22, 2015

    Funding woes for early-career female scientists

    Female postdocs in the Netherlands are less likely to win fellowships for independent research; in the United States, female faculty members receive less startup funding.

    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.

    July 01, 2011

    Content Collection: Scientific Presentations

    Here's everything you need to know about delivering oral scientific presentations (except the science), all in one place.

    September 14, 2012

    Introduction: Communications Tech in the Lab

    The Internet and ubiquitous video are changing how science is done.

    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 22, 2002

    Harvard Medical School-Recruitment and Retention Forum

    Over 800 minority students have earned medical degrees from HMS.

    May 31, 2002

    Fair and Respectful Collaborations Benefit All

    "Strength and influence imply an obligation to use them responsibly for the betterment of all."

    November 14, 2014

    The point of it all

    A trip to Abu Dhabi reminded Ph.D. student Joseph Swift that it's not the career that really matters; it's the science and its applications.

    December 12, 2014

    Making science a desirable career

    Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.

    June 01, 2007

    Fruitful Collaborations With Industry

    Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.

    June 22, 2001

    New Nanotechnology Centres Announced