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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 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 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 03, 2011

Reinventing the Standard Model of Science Presentations

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

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.

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 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.

April 22, 2011

Transcript: An Interview With Clinician-Investigator David Solit

Read the full transcript of an interview with clinician-investigator David Solit of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

April 08, 2011

Q&A: Philip Phillips: A Roundabout Approach to Superconductivity

His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.

April 01, 2011

Slipping Humor Into Scientific Presentations

Humor can be an added bonus in scientific talks, provided you know when and how to use it.

March 25, 2011

Learning How to Conduct Cancer Clinical Trials

Training courses outline the challenges and opportunities in conducting cancer clinical trials.

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.

March 18, 2011

Hunting Ghosts

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

March 04, 2011

Taken for Granted: Scarlet Letters

Can young scientists publish without a mentor's support?

February 18, 2011

Playing the Name Game

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

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.

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.