November 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

DrugMonkey Blog

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One of the blogs I’ve really valued over the years was written by a pseudonymous academic blogger called DrugMonkey, but for two months the Monkey’s blog has been silent. Has he called it a day? Dropped the mic after successfully having big impact? What’s the deal? After many years could it be that the DrugMonkey decided to move on to focus on other things? He provided valuable, no-B.S. perspectives on science and in particular on NIH funding. There was also the occasional post on the science of …Read More

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Some would argue that much of life boils down to a series of risk versus reward decisions. This equation-based way of viewing life can be applied both to personal and professional levels. When it comes to the latter and to biomedical scientists specifically, how much risk should we take? What forms could this risk take? On a scientific level, risk could involve publishing something too fast before you are sure the results are accurate or publishing data too slowly and getting scooped. Or you …Read More

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Science blogging is somewhat of a communal exercise. At least, it should be and cool biomed blogs are a great community. One of the most invigorating aspects of blogging is finding new blogs that are worthwhile and edgy. Below I list some of my recommendations for blogs that you might not be familiar with, but that you should definitely check out. DrugMonkey Blog. A go-to source for perspectives and a reality check on NIH funding, careers, and sometimes a bit about drug science. Whoever …Read More

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Here’s some thought-provoking weekend reading. ALEXEY. CLINICAL CELL PROCESSING NEWS – PART 1, 2015 BIOPOLITICAL TIMES. MITOCHONDRIAL MISSION CREEP AND THE CLONING CONNECTION CALIFORNIA STEM CELL REPORT. CALIFORNIA’S BOB KLEIN PROPOSES $100 BILLION, INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL/GENOMICS VENTURE CARL ZIMMER. A NEW THEORY ON HOW NEANDERTHAL DNA SPREAD IN ASIA DN LEE. YOU SHOULD KNOW: MICHELLE HUNTER AND EXPLORING NEUROSCIENCE THROUGH ART DRUGMONKEY BLOG. NIH CLUMSILY TRIES TO .. [SOMETHING] … FOR GRANT REVIEWERS ED YONG. FAST-EVOLVING HUMAN DNA LEADS TO BIGGER-BRAINED MICE GORSKI. BLOWING THE ANTIVACCINE DOG WHISTLE AGAIN KELLY HILLS. PRIMUM NON …Read More