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Life Science Tools of the Trade
From reading about a new product in a scientific journal, to using the latest instrument, to listening to a sales representative talk about their hottest product - this blog provides candid insights into the everyday experiences of life in a research laboratory. Seen through the eyes of scientists working at multiple institutions and in different countries, this "collective blog" focuses on learning about, purchasing and using life science products and services.
Humans in Science
How does daily life impact how one conducts science? The following entries are written from the perspectives of researchers as they discuss life as a scientist, a parent, and even as professionals working outside their home country.
Science: Uncovering and Discovering
Explore the creative and technical sides of science. Instrumentation, protein work, cloning, bioinformatics and fermentations (to name a few) are terms that are all too common to the average life science researcher. This blog aims to discuss the developments and pitfalls of old and new technologies.
The Global Student Angle
The Global Student Angle provides the perspective of international graduate students that are members of The Science Advisory Board. Blog contributors post about daily life as a student: course load, career outlook, advisors, short and long-term goals, changes in major, lab experiences, internship & work opportunities, financial concerns, and more. Their posts provide insight into the world of graduate students from different cultures and backgrounds. From academic successes and failures to career anecdotes, The Global Student Angle grants insight to the full range of student experiences.
The Pharma Transition
Have you considered leaving your academic profession to pursue a position in the pharmaceutical or biotech field? When one makes such a career move, there are many adjustments to take into consideration: lifestyle, job environment, opportunities for career growth, and more. What skills and knowledge will you bring from academia, and how much of it will be relevant and useful to your pharma position? Follow the life of one scientist as she makes the transition from academia to industry, while at the same time, adjusting to novel experiences and culture in a new country.
The Microarray Blog
Enjoy Albin Paul's expertise and wealth of resources on microarray technology, in collaboration with The Science Advisory Board. Albin Paul is a pharmacologist who enjoys discussing the fields of drug discovery & development and bioinformatics; in particular, microarray technology. Paul offers reviews, news, personal knowledge, and links to a variety of microarray-related blogs and online resources.
Sciencebase Science News
Sciencebase.com brings you news covering the physical and life sciences researched and written by award-winning science writer David Bradley. New items drawn from David Bradley's Web site in a collaboration with The Science Advisory Board and other related webzines are added on a regular basis, sometimes in advance of their publication date, giving you the opportunity to find out about the latest happenings in scientific research from many disciplines. You can use the moderated ScienceBoard.net forum system to comment and discuss each item in the science blog with fellow members.