Chris

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Name: Chris
Date registered: April 24, 2017
URL: http://www.curiousaboutscience.net

Latest posts

  1. Major steps ahead in stem cell research this year — November 26, 2017
  2. Launch of a new Journal blacklist – behind the paywall — June 25, 2017
  3. Are we still crowdfunding research? — May 14, 2017
  4. Genome editing – A CRISPR factsheet — May 2, 2017
  5. Introducing David, a new contributor on Curious About Science — April 30, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Misconduct – When science turns into scam — 11 comments
  2. After your PhD: What job options are out there? — 5 comments
  3. Are you depressed? Check your immune system. — 3 comments
  4. Cell reprogramming: a new era — 2 comments
  5. A history of the earth in pictures — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Feb 10

Journals grant free access to all research on Zika virus

It seems every year we learn another lesson from viral epidemics. Last year the so far largest and most deleterious Ebola epidemic provoked an WHO-initiated overhaul of regulatory policies, aimed at accelerating the testing of treatments and vaccines that have shown promise in animals during times of crisis. The rVSV-ZEBOV trial was one of the results of this initiative and the success of the vaccine …

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Feb 07

EU influence on UK science

There are many reasons why academics are dreading the possibility of a Brexit: the loss of EU science funding is one of them, access to highly qualified lab personnel another. Euroskeptics keep insisting that we invest more than we get out. But how much does the UK actually contribute to EU research programmes – and …

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Jan 31

Back in business – Happy 2016!

After a lengthy break this blog is now back in business and will be updated on a weekly basis. As before, anything scientific goes. However, as I’ve now taken up a job in science publishing, I also intend to cover issues that are more broadly science-related, such as science policy, publishing and perhaps the connection to industry …

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Feb 18

I have a bad gut feeling about this

Recently, a good friend of mine told me about his – now ex – girlfriend and how she ended the relationship based on a “gut feeling”. I wonder if that girl was aware of the big excitement that is currently flooding media and scientific literature regarding this topic. Well, not the break-up but the influence of the …

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Jan 27

It’s all in the blood: Can we turn back the aging clock?

When Paul Bert, a French physiologist, started to stitch mice together in 1864 he probably wasn’t thinking about the fountain of youth. His main interest was in animal grafting; the way tissue transplants could survive away from the body and affect a biological system (1). Bert’s successful attempts in parabiosis, the surgical joining of two …

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Jan 19

After your PhD: What job options are out there?

Following on from the previous article, there are many things PhD students learn to be good at. Obviously it’s easiest to stay in the field and setting you’ve already been trained in, which means you apply for a post-doc position with focus on your preferred field of research. But for all of those who don’t perceive academia as a …

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Jan 14

Making the right move after your PhD

Today I’ve submitted the final corrections for my thesis. It’s been the last step in a long journey towards the doctoral degree. And what a journey it has been! Looking back I am extremely grateful and glad that I had the chance to go through with it, despite numerous obstacles and doubts on the way, which, I …

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