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Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 25, 2017 11:18 PM
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Happy Friday! Here is some fun and quirky science to celebrate the end of the week. This week it's almost all about animals - with some cartoons thrown in to mix it up. Male/female Gene Switch Different animals use different genes to determine 'maleness' and 'femaleness'. Human boys have the SRY ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 24, 2017 10:55 PM
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Sue Pillans is a marine ecologist, artist and writer based in Brisbane, Australia. After completing her PhD in Marine Biology, she worked for several departments in the Queenland Government, managing teams and projects to protect areas like the Great Barrier Reef. She left government to pursue her dream ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 23, 2017 1:03 AM
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British-based publisher Kids Future Press  creates books that use fun stories and pictures to promote the science around sustainability. We spoke with founder AB Thorpe about why she started Kids Future Press and how scientists can get involved. What does Kids Future Press do? Kids Future Press ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 21, 2017 11:42 PM
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Ravata Solutions uses electrical engineering to scale the generation of new transgenic animal models. Their system is significantly faster and more efficient than current methods. We caught up with Ravata’s CEO and co-founder, Arshia Firouzi, to find out more about his technology and his journey ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 19, 2017 8:17 AM
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Happy Friday! This week our fun science news is all about student inventions. World's Lightest Satellite Rifath Shaarook, an 18 year old student from India, has invented the world's lightest satellite, which weighs only 64 grams or 0.14 pounds. Shaarook made use of 3D printed carbon to build his ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 18, 2017 2:20 AM
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Kristen Slawinski did a PhD in biology before moving into science communications. She has worked as a recruiter, a Public Relations Executive and a Marketing Specialist. We caught up with Kristen to ask her why she moved away from academia and how she landed each of her jobs. You were a Research Associate ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 16, 2017 1:20 AM
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This is part of a series highlighting people and organizations who are changing the status quo of science. This week we spoke with Christin Glorioso, postdoc at MIT and co-founder of both MIT Think Tank ,  and Academics for the Future of Science (AFS). MIT Think Tank harnesses the knowledge and ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 14, 2017 10:47 PM
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MicroSynbiotiX , an early-stage biotech company based in Ireland, is developing oral vaccines to prevent infectious diseases in farmed fish. We spoke with CEO and co-founder, Simon Porphy, about his transgenic microalgae technology and his startup journey. What does MicroSynbiotiX do? We are a ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 12, 2017 8:41 AM
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Happy, Happy Friday! Here are some fun science stories to celebrate the end of the week. Stretchy robotic skin We are one step closer to creating human-like robots. Engineers from the University of Minnesota led by Michael McAlpine have built their own 3D printer and used it to create 3D printed ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 11, 2017 2:39 AM
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WGBH and the Rita Allen Foundation have partnered to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication — a unique, one-year opportunity for an innovative professional to study the field of science media, experiment with media formats, and work to expand science literacy among the public.  We ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 8, 2017 2:24 AM
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This article is part of a series outlining dilemmas that most startup entrepreneurs must face sooner or later. We previously talked about equity and today we are discussing how to choose your company name. We threw the question out to LSN members and they told us that the name of a life science company ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 4, 2017 11:25 PM
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Happy Friday! This week our fun, quirky (and in the case of the head transplants, down right macabre) science news seems to be all about science fiction becoming reality. Warning: the head transplant pictures are pretty graphic. Mathematical Time Machines Ben Tippett, a mathematician at the University ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 4, 2017 9:19 PM
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Current Opening: Program Manager, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Job Description An exciting opportunity is available for a Program Manager to join the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute to help foster the next generation of outstanding ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 4, 2017 3:13 AM
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Eleanor Gates-Stuart was a full Professor of Technology and Art at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan and is now an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong in Australia. She collaborates with scientists around the world researching into how art can be used ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 2, 2017 9:00 AM
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Susan Hillier is Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation and Dean of Research at the University of South Australia. She is also a clinical physiotherapist who works with people with stroke or other movement disorders. We spoke with Professor Hillier about her career and about her latest ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team May 1, 2017 3:28 AM
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Attend World ADC in San Diego in September 2017 to Maximize the Clinical Therapeutic Window of Your Antibody Drug-Conjugate. Now in its 8 th year, World ADC San Diego is the industry’s longest standing and most comprehensive antibody-drug conjugate conference.  Covering every element of ADC development, ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team Apr 30, 2017 10:02 PM
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GEA Enzymes is an early-stage bioinformatics company based in Chile and San Francisco. Their machine-learning platform, MADI TM , designs proteins and enzymes faster and more accurately than competitors. GEA Enzymes is using MADI to create enzymes that can turn saturated fats into unsaturated fats ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team Apr 28, 2017 4:40 AM
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Hello Friday, lovely to see you again. As always, here's some fun and quirky science to celebrate the end of the week (unless you're an academic scientist or a startup entrepreneur, in which case weekends are an arbitrary thing). Either way, here's a quick break from the seriousness of work. Sheep ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team Apr 27, 2017 9:08 PM
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Alaina Levine is a freelance journalist looking for sources for an article that she is writing for Science Magazine and ScienceCareers. This is a great opportunity to get excellent visibility for your lab or your company. Here's more info: I am writing an article for Science Magazine/ScienceCareers.org ...
Posted By: LSN Editorial Team Apr 26, 2017 9:14 PM
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Xiaorui "Ray" Xiong did an academic PhD in neuroscience at the University of Southern California before taking an industry postdoc position at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Boston. We caught up with Ray to ask him why he decided to do his postdoc in industry not academia and how he ...