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    March 11, 2005

    Straight Out of Science Fiction

    If successful, Jackson’s current mission of developing a more secure method of transferring information using a single photon would revolutionize information technology.

    September 21, 2001

    Tissue Engineering: A Growth Area

    With an ageing population there is expanding demand for tissue engineered products, which in turn will lead to a new, high-tech industry sector.

    February 22, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 2: What a Difference a Day Makes

    Fall semester was rough. Not always because the demands of those five classes got me down--but mostly because my social life SUCKS.

    February 21, 2003

    Global Collaboration Boosts Scientific Innovation

    "... the collaboration will involve substantial academic exchange and there will be a free flow of staff and students."

    September 13, 2002

    Postdoctoral Training: a European Perspective

    "From the point of view of the host laboratory, postdocs are very often considered to be cheap and easy-to-get labour."

    October 26, 2001

    Patent Agency as a Career: A Well-Kept Secret

    I believe that the profession of patent agency is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of science.

    September 17, 2004

    A Toolkit of Transferable Skills for Postdocs

    We can look at things in a fresh way. ... Originality of thought is our greatest unsung quality.

    May 31, 2002

    Shades of Gray

    "In the case study, a breakdown of communication is making a sticky situation even worse."

    December 02, 2005

    STEPping Up the Production of U.S. Scientists

    The bill allowed NSF to develop a new program to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    July 16, 2004

    U.K. Government Promises to Shore Up Britain's Science Base

    To bolster the research workforce, the government is promising larger grants for trainee science teachers and doctoral students as well as improved salaries for science teachers and postdocs.

    October 29, 1999


    November 02, 2001

    Transplantation Without a Donor

    "We take these cells that have been grown in the lab and begin seeding the mold to create a new organ. It is like baking a layered cake, one layer at a time," Atala explains.

    February 18, 2000

    TAKING A STAND: Ecologists on a Mission to Save the World

    September 15, 2000

    U.S. Postdocs: Report Urges Better Treatment, Status

    October 03, 2003

    Stale Bagels, Fresh Science

    "I am deeply bothered by the prospect of constantly learning things that are discovered by others--not by me--and well known to everyone who takes the time to pick up a journal."

    February 16, 2001

    Postdoc Opportunities: Transitioning to Tech Transfer

    September 26, 2003

    Lessons Learned: Scientific Expression

    "I soon learned that alternative methods of expression could improve the quality of science and that if I was going to be successful in America, I would have to adapt to my new surroundings."

    December 01, 2000

    Solutions to Postdoc Parenting Problems

    May 28, 2004

    Crossing the Atlantic: A Dutch M.D. Discovers American Research

    "It's true that friends and former colleagues back home surely have more lenient work schedules and a different perspective on the work-life balance, but I found that there is a different appeal to working in the United States that outweighs long vacations."

    December 10, 2004

    MentorDoctor: Academia or Finances

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to