Monthly Archives: September 2012

Advising on the two-body problem

Some of us choose partners with whom we want to share our lives.┬áPartners may enrich our lives, providing support, keeping us grounded, encouraging us to dream. But partners may also complicate our lives – and we, theirs. We may find … Continue reading

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Favorite things: Technology for fitness

Science keeps us busy. Actually life keeps us busy. It’s easy to let one thing become so big and overwhelming that we allow it to monopolize every moment of our day. Some supervisors and head honchos even encourage this sort … Continue reading

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Obstacles in cancer research – funding, evaluation, & complex disease

Yesterday morning, director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, addressed the National Press Club on the achievements and challenges of cancer research.┬áVarmus covered quite a few topics, but here are a few highlights that stood out for me: If … Continue reading

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Course correction: What you never thought you’d need to know

It’s that time of year again. Students are flooding back onto campuses, resuming their courses of study or embarking on a new path. Research runs similar lines – following up and taking new directions. And sometimes it leaves me wishing … Continue reading

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