Monthly Archives: June 2010

What you say vs. what I hear

The number of white men entering careers in science is dropping, and some cite this as evidence that careers in science are falling out of favor. Is there really a correlation? And what does the assertion say for the rest of us? Continue reading

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Posted in attitudes, subconscious messages, troubles of science | 17 Comments

If a white guy isn’t there, why would anyone want it?

A while back I ran across this assertion in an article about the fate of science in the U.S. that bugged me. Basically it cites the fact that fewer white guys are pursuing scientific careers in the U.S. as evidence … Continue reading

Posted in attitudes, poll, troubles of science | 7 Comments

Of mice and the noob

A parable of why you damn well better follow the paper trail. Continue reading

Posted in biomedical research, cranky postdoc moment, documentation, good laboratory practice, lab management, responsibilities | 9 Comments

Humanization of biomedical research

Biomedical research has a tendency to strip away the human element of its subjects. Is it time we started putting some that back? Continue reading

Posted in biomedical research, humanity, motivation, subconscious messages | 13 Comments