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October 08, 2010

Fostering Respect And Innovation Communication Is Key

Every science-based company has a set of values or a mission statement. Many talk about respecting employees and valuing innovation—two key criteria in Science’s Top Employers Survey. But the top companies in Science’s survey ensure that these abstract principles are embodied in concrete ways.

November 05, 2010

Perspective: Put Integrity High on Your To-Do List

Research integrity is the sum of all the routine decisions that scientists make every day.

November 12, 2010

Working With Industry Under a Microscope

Regulations seem to discourage academic scientists from partnering with industry, but such collaboration is essential to translational research.

November 19, 2010

Responsible Conduct of Research for Junior Researchers

In science, you have to be careful to be ethical.

November 26, 2010

Perspective: Residency 101 for Physician-Scientists

Future physician-scientists should ask three questions when choosing a residency: What field? What type of residency? Which program?

December 03, 2010

Choosing Between Science and Caring?

Research suggests that many able women view careers in hard science as inimical to important values.

December 10, 2010

Serving a Nation's Health

Scientists working in and around the United Kingdom's National Health Service can have a direct impact on public health.

December 10, 2010

Perspective: Joining NSF's Culture of Communication

A rhetorician reports the results of his research on communicating with the National Science Foundation.

December 17, 2010

Breakthrough of the Year: Bridging the Quantum and the Classical Worlds

Ph.D. student Aaron O'Connell was able to induce and measure quantum effects in the motion of a micrometer-sized mechanical oscillator.

January 07, 2011

Taken for Granted: Stormy Weather

Recent reports from the National Academies see no break in the clouds over the scientific labor market.

January 14, 2011

Perspective: Stumbling Through History: Discovering Unsung African-American Chemists

Two chemists uncover the story of the Knox brothers, who had distinguished careers in chemistry at a time when that was a very difficult thing to do for African Americans.

January 28, 2011

Science Blogging and Tenure

Can pretenured scientists blog about science without damaging their careers? It depends.

January 28, 2011

A Loyal Fan of Women's Health Research

Physician-scientist Rebecca Jackson's enthusiasm for research is matched only by her passion for Ohio State football.

January 28, 2011

Experimental Error: Lies, Damned Lies, and Seminars

For all the naïve and gullible graduate students out there, here is a handy guide to what those speakers are really saying.

February 11, 2011

Sharing Data in Biomedical and Clinical Research

It's not always clear how or where to share clinical data in a way that protects patients' privacy.

February 11, 2011

More Than Words

Biomedical ontology is growing as an informatics specialty, and ontologies are proving to be powerful software and data-mining tools.

February 18, 2011

Playing the Name Game

Need to find out who's who inside a company? Here's how the pros do it.

March 04, 2011

Taken for Granted: Scarlet Letters

Can young scientists publish without a mentor's support?

March 18, 2011

Hunting Ghosts

An industry spokesperson claims the ghostwriting problem is fixed, but critics of the practice disagree.

March 25, 2011

Translating Cancer Research In The New Millennium

With the dawn of personalized medicine, a burst of information has been brought forth that needs wrangling in order to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment.