Monthly Archives: April 2015

29 04, 2015

Biotech: Regional Sense of Rivalry

By |2015-04-29T10:54:33+05:30April 29th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia region (MD-DC-VA) – home to federal agencies that underwrite publicly funded research and regulate the biomedical and biotechnology industries—is beset with biotech envy. Leaders from local universities and companies want it to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse within the industry, more on a par with Cambridge, Mass., San Francisco or San Diego, and they are taking steps to implement those hopes. Working together for biodiversity:Regional and international initiatives contributing to achieving and measuring progress towards the target.In adopting the Strategic Plan for the Convention, the sixth meeting […]

28 04, 2015

Pharmacist Career Paths in the Pharma Industry

By |2015-04-28T10:41:30+05:30April 28th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Recent scientific discoveries are opening up exciting opportunities for scientists in the field of personalized healthcare.Dr Maria Orr is a molecular geneticist by training and Dr Thorsten Gutjahr is a molecular biologist by training. Both of them have successfully made the transition from academia to industry and are now leading the charge to bring innovative targeted medicines to the patients who will benefit most. The pharmaceutical industry is a scientific field involved with the development and manufacture of medicinal drugs. Prescription drugs brings in hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide […]

27 04, 2015

Hubble and the cosmic sublime in poetry

By |2015-04-27T14:05:04+05:30April 27th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Twenty-five years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope commenced its operations — following a series of frustrating setbacks that didn’t end even after it was locked into a low-Earth orbit.Design on the telescope began in 1978, with a projected launch date sometime in 1983. This had to be pushed back to 1984 and then 1986 when the project ran over budget — and when the construction of the Optical Telescope Array and the mirror inside it was mismanaged, causing the schedule to slip further and further behind. Almost a decade […]

24 04, 2015

The story behind the buyout

By |2015-04-24T12:24:45+05:30April 24th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ananyo Bhattacharya this week brings Futures a disturbing tale of strange goings on at the stock exchange in his story The buyout. As well as being a former editor at Nature, Ananyo has appeared in Futures before, with his story about the bizarre world of expectancy theory, which also appeared in the Futures 2 e-book anthology. Now community editor at The Economist, you can find out what Ananyo’s up to by following him on Twitter. Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform based in the United States. The company’s stated mission […]

23 04, 2015

Coral Reefs at London’s Natural History Museum

By |2015-04-23T11:57:33+05:30April 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

A live coral reef and a panoramic virtual dive are just some of the amazing sights in store for visitors to the new exhibition, Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea. It runs at the Natural History Museum, 27 March, in partnership with Catlin Group Limited. The exhibition tells the story of how corals play an essential role, not just for animals that live in and around them, but also for human well-being.Two hundred and fifty specimens from the Museum’s coral, fish and marine invertebrate collection are featured, alongside stunning images […]

21 04, 2015

Tips to write for Nature Futures

By |2015-04-21T11:57:04+05:30April 21st, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

The latest issue of Nature is out, and if you turn to the “Futures”. If you wish to send a story to the orbiting station that is the future submissions hub, it’s probably easiest if I upload the instructions via the mind link. There are two rules for Nature Futures The very first rule is, I’m afraid, prepare to be disappointed. This is not a bad thing, but as for any science-fiction outlet, Futures can publish only a limited selection of the stories we receive, so rejection is part of […]

20 04, 2015

Work for what you want, the pursuit of life.

By |2015-04-20T10:55:08+05:30April 20th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Finding a suitable balance between work and daily living is a challenge that all workers face. Families are particularly affected. Some couples would like to have (more) children, but do not see how they could afford to stop working. Other parents are happy with the number of children in their family, but would like to work more. This is a challenge to governments because if parents cannot achieve their desired work/life balance, not only is their welfare lowered but so is development in the country. Self-Management Sufficiently managing one’s self […]

17 04, 2015

Tips to prepare for working in Sweden

By |2015-04-17T11:42:21+05:30April 17th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

As an international student in Sweden, you’re allowed to work alongside your studies – there’s no official limitation for how many hours you can work. However, it’s important to keep your studies as your first priority – even when you don’t have many classroom hours, you’re expected to spend the equivalent of a 40-hour work week reading and working on assignments. Why did you move to Sweden? I met a beautiful Swedish girl who dragged me to Stockholm with promises of clean air and open spaces. She forgot to mention […]

16 04, 2015

Scientists raise concern over Fast-Track Trial

By |2015-04-16T11:34:29+05:30April 16th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

One of the main criticisms of the publishing process is the time it takes to go through peer review. More specifically, it’s the unknown amount of time the process will take that makes peer review feel like the “black box” that it is. Peer review is also one of the largest pain points for reviewers who may be inundated with requests from journals. On Tuesday 24th March we introduced a small-scale, one month experiment on fast track peer review (up to 40 manuscripts maximum), which would enable authors to receive […]


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