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ASCB 2016 meeting (San Francisco, Dec 3 – 7)

3 hours 8 min ago
Tamori-homepage-690x320 (1)0000-0002-8715-2896Source: ASCB 2016 meeting (San Francisco, Dec 3 – 7) AddThis Sharing Buttons above This Saturday the ASCB 2016 meeting kicks off in San Francisco, and the city is already packed with excited cell biologists

Mansplaining premenstrual syndrome

3 hours 9 min ago
menstrual-period-board-game0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Mansplaining premenstrual syndrome AddThis Sharing Buttons above Stunned to learn that people are still arguing about whether premenstrual syndrome is “real.” And that docs still know next to nothing about the process, let alone

Grad School 101: Avoiding the slump in years 3 and 4

3 hours 9 min ago
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Grad School 101: Avoiding the slump in years 3 and 4 Grad students commonly experience a slump during the third and fourth years of study. The carefree times of first year are far behind

The PLOS WorldLeish-6 Collection – call for additional papers

3 hours 9 min ago
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: The PLOS WorldLeish-6 Collection – call for additional papers Dr Jorge Alvar, Head of Leishmaniasis, DNDi, and Dr Javier Moreno, Director of WHO Collaborating Center for Leishmaniasis, present the first five papers which launch

The pernicious effects of disrespecting the constraints of science

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:52am
nasa15-637x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: The pernicious effects of disrespecting the constraints of science orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771 By Mike Klymkowsky Recent political events and the proliferation of “fake news” and the apparent futility of fact checking in the public domain have led

A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political Leadership

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:51am
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political Leadership The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues as a significant public health threat around the world, most notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr.

Parent Roundtable: Before and After Gene Therapy

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:50am
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Parent Roundtable: Before and After Gene Therapy I dedicate this post – my 200th here at DNA Science – to the rare disease families I’ve met since starting this blog four years ago. You

Say Cheese! Camera Traps and Ecology

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:49am
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Say Cheese! Camera Traps and Ecology You may have already seen the pictures from the Gardner Police Department’s camera trap by now, but if not, they are going to make your day.   And

Seeing through the brain (by Chinmaya Sadangi)

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:17pm
29229314884_08cfd981e7_z-640x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Seeing through the brain (by Chinmaya Sadangi) The brain is a complex and mysterious organ, which performs many functions and the proper functioning of this precious machine is important for well-being. There are about

Three Tips for Building a Student-Led Student Research Network

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:16pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Three Tips for Building a Student-Led Student Research Network 0000-0002-1123-2929 Student research networks host social and professional activities designed to enhance the ECR experience, and these networks help ECRs share knowledge while also making

Everything you always wanted to know about astrocytes at #SfN16, but were afraid to ask (by Elena Blanco-Suárez)

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:15pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Everything you always wanted to know about astrocytes at #SfN16, but were afraid to ask (by Elena Blanco-Suárez) By Elena Blanco-Suárez The session that I was most looking forward to at this year’s Society

When to Call in the Posse: Ecology answers when to hunt (or shop) with others, and when to go it alone

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:15pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: When to Call in the Posse: Ecology answers when to hunt (or shop) with others, and when to go it alone Fisherman are notorious hoarders of secrets. Your grandfathers favorite fishing hole is information

Giant Coconut Crabs Pinch Harder Than Most Animals Bite

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:32pm
Coconut_crab-690x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Giant Coconut Crabs Pinch Harder Than Most Animals Bite Photo: Beauregard Laura, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.The claws of coconut crabs can pinch with the strongest force of any

Three wins this week, for tackling obesity

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:30pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Three wins this week, for tackling obesity When it comes to obesity in Australia, the statistics are alarming – and generally getting worse. The national prevalence of obesity has increased significantly over the past

Open Source Science Communities: An interview with Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:30pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Open Source Science Communities: An interview with Abigail Cabunoc Mayes Many researchers are building Open Source tools that help make their data more accessible. This Open Source Science community is playing a pivotal role

Computer Coding to Success

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:29pm
0000-0002-8715-2896Source: Computer Coding to Success To be a successful scientist in academia it is no longer sufficient to be good at science. In addition to expertise in experimental methods and data analysis, scientists must also

Yo-Yo Dieting: Blame Microbiome and Fewer Flavonoids

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:01pm
Fatmouse-640x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Yo-Yo Dieting: Blame Microbiome and Fewer Flavonoids Today begins phase 1 of the holiday season, with eating, eating, and more eating. Then comes phase 2, on January 2. Hordes of the sedentary suddenly swarm

Yo-Yo Dieting: Blame Microbiome and Fewer Flavonoids

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:01pm
Fatmouse-640x3200000-0002-8715-2896Source: Yo-Yo Dieting: Blame Microbiome and Fewer Flavonoids Today begins phase 1 of the holiday season, with eating, eating, and more eating. Then comes phase 2, on January 2. Hordes of the sedentary suddenly swarm

Dementia risk declines: Big news for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:00pm
alzheimers-def-300x200-300x2000000-0002-8715-2896Source: Dementia risk declines: Big news for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke AddThis Sharing Buttons above GIVING THANKS FOR LESS DEMENTIA If, like me, you’ve been clawing urgently through recent events trying to find reasons to be

Dementia risk declines: Big news for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:00pm
alzheimers-def-300x200-300x2000000-0002-8715-2896Source: Dementia risk declines: Big news for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke AddThis Sharing Buttons above GIVING THANKS FOR LESS DEMENTIA If, like me, you’ve been clawing urgently through recent events trying to find reasons to be