Katie Dahlhausen, a PhD student in my lab, has become really really interested (perhaps a bit obsessed) with a really interesting case study regarding koalas, Chlamydia, antibiotics, and microbiomes. Since we do not have funds to work on this in the lab, s...
This is a guest post from Melissa Kardish - a PhD student at UC Davis - writing about a recent paper from work she did at her prior position. The citation for the paper she is writing about is below: Kardish MR, Mueller UG, Amador-Vargas S, Dietrich EI, Ma...
Nice story on KQED from Dan Potter: Women Getting Science Ph.D.s Still Face Gender Barriers
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9 things PBS Newshour famously gets horrible wrong in story on fast food...
Well, this is one of the worst microbiome news stories in a long time: Fast food kills gut bacteria that can keep you slim, book claims. So
Darwin: the Movie | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
It's true, Mr. and Ms. Hollywood Producer, Nash, Hawking, Turing were great and all, and their stories brought big bucks and a few Oscars ro
China must restructure its academic incentives to curb research fraud
The idealised view of science as the curiosity-driven pursuit of knowledge to understand and improve the world around us has been tarnished.
Four simple tools to promote gender balance at conferences - guest post ...
Guest post from Julie Pfeiffer. Julie Pfeiffer Associate Professor of Microbiology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center https://t
Calling attention to meetings with skewed speaker gender ratios, even wh...
A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Future of Genomic Medicine 2015 (aka #FOGM15) meeting. The talk seemed to go over well. I talked right
Strangest microbial headline of month: Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellit...
There is really not much to say other than to point everyone to this article: Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellite’ survive reentry | Science
It’s not “Publish or Perish” but rather “Do Great Science”
Everyone knows the destructive influence of the impact factor on academic research. This journal-citation metric is abused as a proxy for th
Earlier this week I was trying to come up with a short term to use when referring to the "Overselling of the Microbiome" and related hype. A
Should We Allow Scientists To Create Dangerous Super-Viruses?
Several groups of scientists are engineering dangerous new viruses with the potential to become worldwide pandemics. After many scientists e
NIH Director Francis Collins’ ridiculous “We would have had an Ebola vac...
Almost as soon as the African Ebola epidemic hit the headlines, NIH Director Francis Collins was making the rounds arguing that we would hav