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Articles By Jim Kling

  • Xuguang Chen

    Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

    By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

  • Milena Mendez and Fenix

    Sniffing out Dermatemys

    With her border collie's help, a young scientist studies an endangered turtle and works to improve education in a Guatemalan village.

  • Chinese Medicine, Western Style

    "The focus isn’t because this is cheap. In fact logistically, it’s quite a challenge to do this. Whether you’re AstraZeneca, or Roche, or Novartis, you have to pay quite a bit to have that presence. Our focus is to have a presence in China, for China, and for the rest of Asia." --John Ramsey, AstraZeneca

  • Your Genetic Future

    The field is rife with opportunities to improve human health and to take part in the inevitable health-care revolution.

  • Reversing the Brain Drain

    HHMI’s grants, for example, provide "an opportunity to do your work where you might not otherwise be able to get the funding you need," says Conley.

  • Wear Your Safety Goggles

    "He was there less than 2 minutes, and he ended up with permanent reduction in his vision." --Denis Sapiro, Occupational Health and Safety Office, University of Washington, Seattle

  • Marketing Molecules

    "If you're young and you want a job that involves very intriguing research in industry, you might have to create the company that allows you to do it." --George Whitesides

  • Alone in the Lab

    Aside from radiation, few U.S. organizations have policies regarding pregnant lab workers, which means women are on their own when it comes to worrying about exposure during pregnancy.

  • Working the Systems

    Systems biology seeks to connect the dots between molecular data. It's a hot career field, but success requires making connections between disciplines.

  • Model Builder

    "It is definitely an asset to work with more than one system. It opens us up to different ways of thinking and keeps us flexible and less likely to sink into dogma. The differences in how the various systems are wired are as important as the similarities." --Sabeeha Merchant, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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