June 2011
 

Got grants?


BY KATHLEEN PARSON AND JAMES M. GENTILE

Research Corporation for Science Advancement promotes the integration of teaching and research by funding early career science faculty.

 

A major step forward, with many more ahead


BY JOAN M. HERBERS

While women in STEM disciplines have made progress, there still is much work to be done.

 

Gary Felsenfeld: untangling chromatin’s mysteries


BY ANGELA HVITVED  

From DNA structure to gene expression, Felsenfeld has done a lot during his five decades at the NIH.

 

How to write top-flight manuscript titles


BY ANGELA HOPP  

General advice and specific pointers for authors submitting manuscripts to journals. 

 

Fostering creativity in science


BY NICK ZAGORSKI

Unique undergraduate course shows how imagination informs scientific discovery.

 

Rebooting science outreach


BY ALAN CHEN

Online RNA design game garners unexpected interest from nonscientists.

 

Teaching disconcerting scientific ideas


Scientific IdeasBY MIKE KLYMKOWSKY

Explaining the scientific process will help the public understand why scientists trust their own conclusions.

 

Nine quick fixes for scientific talks


BY SCOTT MORGAN

Some tips on how to design and deliver an engaging and concise research talk.

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