Posts Tagged ‘research’

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist

Guest content from Naturally Obsessed Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist A documentary about careers in science “So what is it that you actually do, Dr. Rifkind?” (groan, groan) It didn’t matter if the question was from my accountant, my dinner party companion or my cousin Minnie, I was never able to give an […]


Discovering potential drug targets

This is a student paper from the 2009 final projects in the NIH Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences’ TECH 366 — Biotechnology Management. The students were asked to tell a story based on the course lectures, and to expand with general lessons on biotechnology company management. Discovering potential drug targets Myung K. Kim […]


Assessing India’s Innovation Climate

In 2005 India mostly strengthened their patent laws to meet international norms, with the distinct requirement that new drug products must “differ significantly in properties with regard to efficacy.” This requirement for a significant improvement in efficacy only applies to drugs — not to other patentable inventions like pens, car engines, etc., and is of […]


Background: The Clinical and Translational Science Awards Consortium (CTSA program)

Guest content from Christopher Starr: After years of confusion and neglect, translational research is now becoming institutionalized. Citing the barriers between the lab and clinic, along with the difficulties and complexities of conducting clinical research, the NIH set up a major program to advance clinical and translational research. The Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium, […]


Rethink PCR

Bio-Rad’s got an interesting website up: RethinkPCR. The company’s name isn’t posted on the front page, but is readily available in the contest terms and conditions and privacy policy. It’s an interesting strategy to acquire consumer intelligence. Of course, consumers don’t always ask for what they want — they tend to ask for incremental improvements […]