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Response to PhD ‘overproduction’ article at UA/AU

This is a response to PhD ‘overproduction’ is not new and faculty retirements won’t solve it.  An article posted at University Affairs last week. Tenure success rates Retirements were never going to solve the problem, and it’s never been about … Continue reading

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The status of Academic research this week

From my colleagues over at the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars (CAPS). Too Few University Jobs For America’s Young Scientists Funding is most definitely a problem, and that problem is certainly getting worse. It’s not just the US. The bigger … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s disease: New pre-onset biomarker diagnostic

  New research out of Spain suggests that it is possible to determine if someone will develop Alzheimers, as early as 10 years in advance, by measuring the amount of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Aside from the … Continue reading

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Scientists with social consciences: Antimalarial drugs for developing countries

  I was going back over the entries I’ve published so far and noticed a distinct negativity focused at researchers.  I don’t want this to become a theme here. Society places a lot of trust in scientists. Moreover, they invest … Continue reading

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Welcome to your Postdoc

Last time I posted I was rounding out my PhD thesis and looking forward to defending it. Lets just say the last few months have been interesting, but exciting. I’ve moved to Mount Allison University to start a Postdoctoral fellowship, … Continue reading

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Animal-rights activists wreak havoc in Milan laboratory

Terrible news out of Italy. http://www.nature.com/news/animal-rights-activists-wreak-havoc-in-milan-laboratory-1.12847 Years of research, designed to understand and develop therapies/cures for autism and other mental disorders, has been ruined because animal-rights activists sacked research facilities at the University of Milan. I always find it remarkable … Continue reading

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