Posts Tagged ‘life scientists’

How to Succeed in Science?

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 07-29-2014

Want to know how to be a successful scientist? Watch and learn!

Attention Young Scientists: The World Needs You-Badly

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 07-30-2012

Where have all the young profs gone?

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-16-2012

In a very interesting study on Principle Investigator demographics, Dr. Sally Rockey, Director of Extramural Research at the NIH, found that over the last 32 years the average age distribution of NIH principle investigators has increased significantly. Watch the video below to see a shocking visual representation of the data. As a note to our PI population, although hearing loss is common in the elderly, your inability to hear what’s being said in this video is not a sign of aging. The video does not have any sound!

See Rock Talk for the full story.

Life Began With the Help of a Molecular Midwife

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-09-2010

Ever wonder how life really began? I mean the really basic building blocks of life?

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that small molecules could have acted as “molecular midwives” in helping the building blocks of life’s genetic material form long chains and may have assisted in selecting the base pairs of the DNA double helix. The research appears in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences beginning March 8, 2010.

The video below nicely illustrates the published theory.

See the Georga Tech website for the full article.