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The presence of a chemical is not the same as presence of risk

The presence of a chemical is not the same as presence of risk

Dr. Schwarcz’s is currently a chemistry professor at McGill University and the Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. He also hosts “The Dr. Joe Show” on Montreal’s CJAD and has appeared on The Discovery Channel, CBC, TV Ontario and other networks. Dr. Schwarcz has received numerous awards for his work, including the American Chemical Society’s Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry and the Canadian Chemical Institute’s “Montreal Medal” recognizing his lifetime contributions to chemistry in Canada.   … Read more

The Heart of the Matter – Can Our Hearts Repair Themselves?

The Heart of the Matter - Can Our Hearts Repair Themselves?

Joseph Jebelli is a Neuroscience PhD Candidate at University College London (UCL). His research involves studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  Read more

Team Science – The Science of Collaborative Research

Team Science – The Science of Collaborative Research

Dr. Simon Williams is a Research Associate at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, in Chicago, Illinois. As a member of the Scientific Careers Research and Development Group, he is interested in issues of scientific training and careers, as well as broader issues related to scientific knowledge and the scientific method.  Read more

Scientific publishing 2.0: moving the compute to the data rather than moving the data to the computers

Scientific publishing 2.0: moving the compute to the data rather than moving the data to the computers

Adrian Giordani has a Masters in Science Communication from Imperial College London, where he was also the Editor-in-Chief of I, Science magazine. He is currently a science journalist at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. The publication he works for, International Science Grid This Week, covers news about science and computing in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific regions. Adrian writes about technology such as supercomputing, grid computing, cloud computing, volunteer computing, networks, big data, software and the science it enables. You can follow him on Twitter.  Read more

Effective Strategies for Personalized Cancer Therapy Lessons from the 2012 US Presidential Elections

Effective Strategies for Personalized Cancer Therapy Lessons from the 2012 US Presidential Elections

Sandeep C. Pingle has a PhD in Pharmacology and is a clinically trained physician. He is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego. His research focuses on signaling pathways in cancer and treatment-associated neurotoxicity. In addition, Sandeep is San Diego Editor for the blog Roundtable Review by Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Read more