Science Careers columnist Beryl Lieff Benderly talks about how medical practice has changed to meet the needs of female physicians, and how academic science can do the same for female faculty. DOI: 10.1126/science.caredit.a1200039
New drugs help cells survive exposure to radiation; how fewer biological materials in the atmosphere may have led to the Cretaceous supergreenhouse; an expanding suite of therapies to treat alcoholism; characteristics of the Generation Y workforce; and more.
Sand dollar larvae respond to predator cues by cloning themselves; finding organic molecules in protoplanetary disks around stars; planning for future food and fuel needs with the largest assessment of agricultural science and technology; getting industry funding for scientific research; and more.
A new model suggests that land use changes would release more greenhouse gases than biofuels can save in the next few decades; examining the 2009 U.S. science budget; the characteristics of a good mentoring relationship; understanding lower reproduction rates in cities; and more.
Using a functional genomic screen to find host proteins involved in HIV infection; why it is hard to recruit the immune system to fight cancer; Antarctic glaciers during a very warm period of Earth's history; Science Careers on doing what you love; and more.
Using induced pluripotent cells to treat sickle cell anemia in mice; understanding what happened to the cliff-dwelling Fremont people; designing surfaces so that they repel oil; balancing work with other things you want to do in life; and more.
Rob Frederick, Kate Travis,
Friday, December 7, 2007
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