Great article over at Nature showcasing what exactly happens to fetal tissue that is donated for research. I’ve known the importance of fetal stem cells for biomedical research, but haven’t seen it quantified and the various studies described.
Springer has retracted 64 papers (a list according to Retraction Watch) due to the practice of faking your own peer reviews. Certain journals allow you to request which reviewers you’d like for your paper, and to provide their contact information. Some investigators have been taking advantage of this by providing an…
I think this is one of the worst fauxpologies I’ve seen in a while.
Bwahahahahaha this is rich.
I actually laughed when I came across this research article in this week's Science, titled "Conservatives report, but liberals display, greater happiness."
I've lived in the Bay Area for the past 20 years, and it's been astonishing how the housing prices have soared. While it has meant tighter budgets for many, it has pushed others to and past the brink of poverty.
Awesome article over at SciAm about the use of dogs in order to track rare animals in the wild for research purposes. As someone who works with animals in the lab, nice to see animals being used to help scientists where they aren't the test subjects.
I know this isn't totally O-deck on-topic, but I thought this was a really well-made video that encapsulates all the shitty things about being a woman in a male-dominated work world.
I love this. May Britt Moser accepted her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with Edvard Moser and John O'Keefe) in a dress inspired by her work. Designer Matthew Hubble incorporated neurons in a way that was still pretty and not too costume-y. (More info and an interview w/ the designer over at SciAm).
I'm going to go with cute.
Some food for thought from Scientific American over why we should be cautious in the search for Ebola treatments.
Hi! Long time no post. Apparently, trying to finish a PhD and plan a wedding at a same time is not a good idea =P
Thank you Google for reminding me that today is Dr. Jonas Salk's birthday (sorry Quasi Hatrack, I just had to give my own shout out =P). He would've been 100 years old if he were still alive today.
Well this is unsettling. Apparently the National Science Foundation (NSF) is under some increased scrutiny right now by Lamar Smith, the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (Side note, I still can't believe that this committee is chaired by a Christian Scientist. As in a believer in…