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Essay
Adele Wolfson
Dec. 2, 2021
Much has been written about the benefits of undergraduate research for students. But what about what it does for faculty?
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Future of college will involve fewer professors
Education

Future of college will involve fewer professors

Nov. 13, 2021

A futurist who focuses on education technology says artificial intelligence is slowly making human professors less vital to colleges and universities.

Conferences for all
Professional Development

Conferences for all

Nov. 12, 2021

Our academic careers columnist writes, “(I)t’s a great time to assess how to make conferences more accessible to all before we settle back into the old familiar ways that can end up unintentionally excluding people.”

Pondering the power of connections in the post–COVID-19 era
Essay

Pondering the power of connections in the post–COVID-19 era

Nov. 11, 2021

The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings brought scientists together in Germany after the devastation of World War II.

Antibiotic resistance is at a crisis point
News

Antibiotic resistance is at a crisis point

Nov. 7, 2021

Government support for academia and Big Pharma to find new drugs could help defeat superbugs

Women’s professional STEM societies rethink gender diversity
Diversity

Women’s professional STEM societies rethink gender diversity

Nov. 6, 2021

Still fighting for recognition in male-dominated fields, some women’s organizations consider moving beyond the binary.

Come together
ASBMB Annual Meeting

Come together

Nov. 3, 2021

“The annual meeting in April in Philadelphia promises to be special, and I hope every single member of the society will seriously consider attending.”

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2021 holiday gift guide

We hope this science-focused gift guide helps you knock your holiday giving out of the park.
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Biotechnology greed is prolonging the pandemic. It’s inexcusable.
Essay

Biotechnology greed is prolonging the pandemic. It’s inexcusable.

Oct. 30, 2021

In the debate over vaccine patents, a flawed logic is being used to justify putting profits above saving lives.

An infectious disease expert explains new federal rules on ‘mix-and-match’ vaccine booster shots
News

An infectious disease expert explains new federal rules on ‘mix-and-match’ vaccine booster shots

Oct. 30, 2021

As boosters are authorized for all three COVID-19 shots available in the US, the ability to swap out vaccine types looks to be a boon to the immune system.

How to reply to reviewers’ comments
Professional Development

How to reply to reviewers’ comments

Oct. 28, 2021

After receiving positive comments about his rebuttals, the author posted his top tips on Twitter. Here is an extended version.

World Food Day: Let there be bread. Or not bread, please.
Observance

World Food Day: Let there be bread. Or not bread, please.

Oct. 16, 2021

Oct. 16 is World Food Day, to commemorate the 1945 founding of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, whose slogan is, “Let There Be Bread.” But that’s not so great for everyone.

Video games keep me from feeling alone
Observance

Video games keep me from feeling alone

Oct. 10, 2021

To mark World Mental Health Day, the author describes how they held themself together in the lead-up to a big examination.

Deadlifts and deadlines
Wellness

Deadlifts and deadlines

Oct. 7, 2021

‘I’m a Ph.D. candidate happily researching post-transcriptional regulation of filamentation in fungus. When I’m not in the lab, I pick things up and put them down again.’

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