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May 06, 2011

Unlocking the Genome's Secrets to Long Life

Postdoc Liz Cirulli started out in plant genetics but now co-leads Duke's Centenarian Project, which aims to find gene variants that account for longevity.

May 13, 2011

From the Lab to the Clinic and Back: Translational Research Training and Careers

Translational research programs bring together physicians, bench scientists, bioengineers, epidemiologists, patent experts, and more. The goal is learning to communicate across disciplines to achieve advances in health care.

May 27, 2011

Experimental Error: Fetus Don't Fail Me Now

His daughter still in the embryonic stage, our columnist wonders whether it's too early to steer her toward a career in science.

June 03, 2011

Reinventing the Standard Model of Science Presentations

A developmental biologist turned design expert thinks there are better ways to present scientific information.

June 10, 2011

Presenting Science for the Anxiety Averse

Presenting your work effectively is an important part of a scientific career, but dealing with the anxiety it provokes is rarely taught.

June 17, 2011

Advancing in Industry: Choosing Among Many Paths

The key to success is being flexible and open to change as well as having a collaborative spirit.

June 17, 2011

Questions and Answers: Pursuing an M.D.-Ph.D.

This guide, adapted from AAMC, provides answers to frequently asked questions about M.D.-Ph.D. programs.

June 17, 2011

Tooling Up: Find an Outlet for Stress or Move On

Workplace stress is intensifying in the sciences. Here are some ways of dealing with it.

June 24, 2011

Experimental Error: What Happens in the Lab Stays in the Lab

Our labs are science-based mini-societies -- so why do we run them in the same arbitrary and bureaucratic way as the rest of the world?

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.

July 29, 2011

The Gray Pride Parade

Walk through the corridors of many scientific institutions and you'll see the results of decisions made by the hiring committee of 1962.

August 05, 2011

Taken for Granted: Everything Money Can Buy

The vast wealth of the oil-rich Arab states is creating opportunities for scientists who can stand the heat.

August 12, 2011

Content Collection: International Mobility

A roundup of Science Careers articles exploring international research experiences and what makes them successful.

August 19, 2011

Scanning for Early Signs of Reading Woes

The average dyslexic child isn't diagnosed -- and so doesn't begin to receive intensive reading help -- until she is...
August 26, 2011

Experimental Error: This Is Only a (Giant, Scary, Career-Determining) Test

As we are training to become fully fledged scientists, we ourselves are the test subjects.

September 02, 2011

Internationalizing Japan's Scientific Landscape

Slowly but surely it appears that the Land of the Rising Sun is emerging from its self-imposed technological isolation.

September 09, 2011

Seeking Work in the Social Net

Social media Web sites allow job seekers to present a fuller image of themselves and to interact directly with potential employers.

September 16, 2011

Innovation and Research: The Human Factor

Continuous innovation and outstanding research are the most important attributes to respondents choosing this year's best biotech and pharma companies.

September 30, 2011

Are African Americans Surging in Computer Science?

A report suggests a big jump in Black/African-American enrollment in computer science graduate programs.

October 07, 2011

Scientists as Competitive-Intelligence Analysts

Scientific training gives applicants most of the skills companies need to keep track of the competition.

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