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International Science Research Scholar Grants

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:52:04 +0000

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have announced the International Research Scholars Program which aims to support up to 50 outstanding early career scientists worldwide. The program’s aim is … Continue reading



Youyou Tu: The First Chinese Woman to Win a Nobel Prize

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:45:11 +0000

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to William C. Campbell (born Ireland, now USA) and Satoshi ÅŒmura (Japan) “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” and the … Continue reading



2014 Ranking of the World’s Best Research Universities

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:36:52 +0000

Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University produces an annual ranking of research universities. The methodology values publications and faculty awards (Nobel and Fields) which belies the focus on ranking research not for example the quality of education provided. You could argue one … Continue reading



Leslie Lamport Receives 2013 ACM Turing Award

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:30:33 +0000

Leslie Lamport, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, has been named as the recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing systems, in which several autonomous computers … Continue reading



Starting a Career in Science to Fight Cancer

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:42:32 +0000

Keven Stonewall Preventing Colon Cancer from VNM USA on Vimeo. Keven Stonewall is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison working to prevent colon cancer. Related: I Always Wanted to be Some Sort of Scientist – High School … Continue reading



Nobel Prize Winner Criticizes Role of Popular Science Journals in the Scientific Process

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:41:07 +0000

Randy Schekman, 2013 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine has written another critique of the mainstream, closed-science journals. How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science Mine is a professional world that achieves great things for humanity. … Continue reading



2012 Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:02:00 +0000

I have posted on the Olin College of Engineering several times. I really like what they are doing. Innovation in engineering education will pay high dividends, especially providing a focus on the nexus of engineering and entrepreneurship. Olin College of … Continue reading



Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 for Reprogramming Cells to be Pluripotent

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:46:25 +0000

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 was awarded “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.” The prize goes jointly to Sir John B. Gurdon, Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, UK and Shinya Yamanaka, Kyoto … Continue reading



2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:44:39 +0000

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2012 to Robert J. Lefkowitz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA and Brian K. Kobilka, Stanford University School … Continue reading