Register for free by July 20 to attend an awesome science communication workshop at Naked City Brewing, July 29!
This is a companion piece for my previous post on philanthropists in risky research funding. Private donors can be a blessing for research, but if you're interested in the sorry state of money in biomedical research, here's a more in-depth dive.
When it comes to funding in science, all bets are off. Philanthropists can fill the gaps neglected by federal funding.
"The Triumph of Death" is the first known accurate portrayal of the ancient disease, leprosy.
Science hero spotlight! An article in Nat Geo today talks about the efforts of Hawaiian singer-songwriter and environmentalist Jack Johnson to better our planet's health.
A huge part of my motivation behind this blog was to promote civic engagement in science. My recently-published article in SynBioBeta News, entitled "Shouting from the Ivory Tower", talks about the problems of science being inaccessible and, often, unfriendly. One big cultural solution to this problem is for more trustworthy science-friendly public figures -- namely …
Sorry for the hiatus -- turns out working a full-time job and writing a blog consistently is actually pretty difficult! (It doesn't help that I can't drink coffee at my desk, working in a virus lab and all. Being a Seattleite this is my own personal hell.) I want to talk about something I mentioned …