Did You Miss It? Big Research Investing and a Decade of DrugMonkey Blog

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week’s edition of Friday Fighty Squirrel (FFS) offers a quick glimpse of things you might have missed this week on the interwebs while you were working away on …

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Scientific Societies Are Failing Academics: Five Ways to Do Better and Get More

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientific and medical societies have been in existence for hundreds of years. At their best, they foster communication, collaboration, education and outreach. At their worst, they are slow moving exclusionary …

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Medical Woo and the Hidden Toxins that Are (Not) Killing You

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Today, the Fighty Squirrel was flipping around Facebook while in the lunch line, when a post from a friend about ‘HIDDEN TOXINS LURKING YOUR FOOD’ came across my screen. We …

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Safer Labs for Thea and Sheri: You Need a Lab Safety Reality Check

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Eakins-Coward (left) and Sangji (right) A recent explosion at the University of Hawaii science lab resulted in a 29-year-old visiting postdoctoral fellow losing her arm. Thea Eakins-Coward was working with …

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Updated! March Madness Brackets for STEM Education

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UPDATED! We funded our first SIX projects of 2016! See new project below  Are you ready for the madness? Over here on The Edge for Scholars, we’ve picked up on …

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Microscopes, Butterflies, Owl Puke...And More

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Thank you!  We raised $3597 in three days funding seven STEM education projects for little kids and big kids all over the country. DonorsChoose.org is a fabulous organization. It gives …

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Stop the Slapfest: Why Scientists Need to Step Up in Support of a Cancer Moonshot

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In the State of the Union address, President Obama challenged scientists with a John F Kennedy-inspired “moonshot” of curing cancer backed by a one billion dollar funding pledge. Obama’s …

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From Bench Scientist to Policy Analyst

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Being a principal investigator with tons of grant funding is awesome.  But what if it’s not quite for you?  Chronicle Vitae recently ran an interview with Dr. Chris Pickett, …

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Congress Likely to Give NIH $2 Billion Funding Increase

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A federal omnibus spending bill released early today gives a $2 billion funding increase to NIH, the biggest increase in more than 12 years. Scientists, patients and familes have been urged by …

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Nifty Things from Open Mike

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NIH’s Rock Talk is now Open Mike, a blog by Dr. Michael Lauer, the Deputy Director for Extramural Research.  He and his team have been posting some cool stuff …

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