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Archives for August, 2007

I am sick and tired of quantitating my microinjection data. I’ve been doing this for two weeks and I’m going crazy. I’ve microinjected and quantified over 10,000 cells in this time period, all in the attempt to finish this damned paper. I’ve injected soo many cells that I’ve even accidentally microinjected the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)…

A couple of weeks ago, Linda Wang from C&E News contacted me about my post on pipette tip usage methods (with a little side note on the Jesus Gel incident). Apparently the article came out August 20th and since then I’ve received emails containing people’s pipette box artwork. If I get my act together I’ll…

This was to be expected. Remember how Elsevier and American Chemical Society hired Eric Dezenhall? (click here for more) Well apparently under Dezenhall’s direction these guys have formed Partnership for Research Integrity in Science & Medicine or PRISM, a lobby group against open access. As I’ve mentioned before, there is a concern about how open…

From the last week’s issue of Nature, More biologists but tenure stays static. From the article: The data, compiled by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) (opa.faseb.org/pages/PolicyIssues/training_datappt.htm), are from many sources, including the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the Council of Graduate Schools and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). And one…

10 years ago today

I moved to the US. To commemorate this event here’s The Immigrant Song, as performed by the original mash-up group, Dread Zeppelin:

Yet Another Pub Night

Nature Network Boston is having another pub night on Tuesday. From Corie:

that Sigma-Aldrich advertises on it. (ht: baymate) Rout 65 bus info (MBTA). PS if anyone else sees this send me some photos.

A day in the life

7AM, up out of bed. I prepare breakfast, two slices of focaccia with salmon and olive spread with an espresso to wash it all down. I quickly flip through the paper. For once the NY Times Science section has an article on some basic molecular biology (it must have been the evolution angle). After jumping…

For anyone that missed this show which aired this past Wednesday.

Sorry about the lack of posts. The lost week spent roaming around the California wilderness has really taken a toll. I have been microinjecting my brains out, but fortunately it looks like I’ll be able to get the last piece of data that the reviewers asked for. In addition there has been much post-scifoo activity…