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  • May 03 2021

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    For those of you that do not know me, I come from a relatively big town in the suburbs of Naples, in Italy. One of those overpopulated but very sad places where there is not too much to do, or many jobs to find. That was definitely true when I was choosing my path in high school. Things got so much ...

  • Apr 30 2021

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    It is more important than ever to communicate science effectively. We must ensure accurate and evidence-based information about research is distributed through the media, particularly on controversial and headline news where most misinformation can occur. Here, I will give you a background to the Sc...

  • Apr 22 2021

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    Are scientists born or nurtured?Considering that men predominately hold STEM careers, arguments have been made that women aren’t inherently suited for science. Regardless of where you stand on this topic, this sex gap can partially be attributed to pervasive gender stereotypes in the sciences, speci...

  • Apr 19 2021

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    This story begins from its end. Or somewhere in the middle. It starts with the end of a PhD, with long months spent trying to understand my next move. What was I doing? Where was I going? So many doubts. Among all of them, one thing was sure: my PhD was not going to define me. "Despite the social pr...

  • Apr 16 2021

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    Academic Career Coach: Series on Networking Blog #3: Boost your LinkedIn profile        This is blog #3: Boost your LinkedIn profile. Since the former two blogs were pretty theoretical, I thought it would be pleasant to write you a more practical blog. This blog aims at researchers who decided that ...

  • Apr 15 2021

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    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several drug companies, including AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, and Novavax, have successfully created vaccines that are currently being deployed to individuals worldwide. Medicago and GSK have also joined forces to develop a unique v...

  • April 12 2021

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    Sixty years ago, on Apr 12, Vostok 1 carried the first man to space, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who set off on the journey from Baikonur Cosmodrome, bidding farewell to chief engineer Sergei Korolev with the famous words that later was synonymous with the beginning of the space age in the Eastern Bloc ...

  • Apr 09 2021

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    While public health announcements focus on the Hands, Face, Space message and the worldwide vaccine roll out aims to curb new cases, we have neglected to keep up with research into new treatments for those who contract covid-19. When covid-19 sent the world into lockdowns in March 2020, new research...

  • Apr 08 2021

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    In August 2017, faced with the increasing probability of drastic budget cuts under the Trump administration, the NSF Directorate of Biological Sciences announced it would no longer be funding its long-praised Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDIGs). This decision marked a turning point in f...

  • Apr 06 2021

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    Ebooks have been around since late 70s with Project Gutenberg, and became a commercially available format as early as the internet enabled monetary exchanges in the 90s. In 1998, US libraries were already distributing free ebooks through their websites and technologies from companies like OverDrive ...

  • Apr 02 2021

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    Is freezing your body the stuff of nightmares, science fiction, or a future technology to aid long space travel? I’m not sure many people would have turned down an opportunity to take a cryogenic sleep through the last year, I certainly wish it had been an option. Let’s explore the science of cryoge...

  • Mar 30 2021

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    Today's Behind the Research post introduces Molly, an English native who moved to Ireland to pursue a PhD in Dublin. Starting a PhD is an exciting yet daunting experience, however Molly had an additional factor of moving to a new country, and had to make new friends and build a new support network. ...