by Joe Luna Picture yourself at the entrance of a prestigious laboratory in Philadelphia, where you hope to be a postdoc. You just arrived from a small village in Japan and you never went to medical school; you instead learned from textbooks (in self-taught English, French and German) enough to pass the Japanese M.D. examination […]
by John Borghi If you are a researcher who commonly uses Google Scholar or Web of Science to collect and discover reference material, you may have noticed some recent additions to the two services. As a result of a recent partnership between Google and Thompson Reuters, Google Scholar and Web of Science now provide reciprocal […]
by Meredith Wright My labmates and I recently found ourselves discussing mouth pipetting, an old technique where researchers used glorified straws as measuring tools. For reasons of accuracy, safety, and ‘ick’ factor, this practice has been largely eschewed in favor of hand-held micropipettes. A retired biochemist who consults for our lab told us that she, […]
By Stephanie Agbu The divide between the sexes is attributed to sex hormones, namely estrogen and testosterone. Both hormones are present in men and women, but testosterone predominates in males while estrogen predominates in females. Several organs in the body contain cells whose behavior is modulated by biological sex. For example, female muscle stem cells […]
by Derek Simon When one first walks under Rockefeller University’s main gates—aged steel tinged with verdigris and infused with scientific history—one word immediately comes to mind: prestige. Indeed, Rockefeller University is a place of great science and great accomplishments. But prestige in the protected world of academic science can be a double-edged sword when it […]
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