Archive | November, 2010

Sizing up the universe

As a child I devoured books on the stars and planets, on dinosaurs, volcanoes. Was fascinated by the prospect of a space shuttle and lament the fact that I was sent to bed before they landed on the Moon (I was only three at the time, and the Apollo 11 landing happened at 2am UK […]

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Are Scientists Really That Different Than “Normal People”

I just returned from the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting that was held this past week in Washington, DC. On the surface, the meeting was not much different from the others that I typically attend—I was providing resume critiquing services and career counseling to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. But, this meeting felt […]

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Obesity the silent killer….

As per a recent report “prevalence of obesity in the world has already reached high levels, with obesity being described as an epidemic and a “public health time bomb”.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there will be about 2.3 billion overweight people aged 15 years and above, and over 700 million obese people […]

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Mobile Apps for Life Sciences Researchers

There is no question that mobile apps are de rigueur and like other mobile devices users, life science researchers are beginning to regularly use them! After all, any innovation that can make the long hours spent doing laboratory research, easier, less time-consuming and enjoyable are likely to be welcomed by most researchers. According to Alex Hodgson, […]

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