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A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 6: The Run-Around, or Why I Now Call for an Independent Investigation of University of Minnesota

Drink me!   This series uses the story of Dan Markingson’s participation in a clinical trial of anti-psychotic drugs at the University of Minnesota, his suicide 2004 while participating on the study, and subsequent events as a case study in which to explore various aspects of clinical trial conduct...

March 26, 2013 — Judy Stone

Guest Post: Coping with Addiction in STEM Education

I've asked a scientist who has struggled with mental health issues and substance abuse through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduate school to write about it, to highlight the pressures faced and the way problems are noticed, exacerbated and often, perhaps unintentionally, masked over the course of education...

March 26, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

Bacteriography - SciArt needs a Kickstart to Escape the Lab

Bringing sciart to the public isn't always an easy task - and the growing ( culturing , har har) field of bioart is some of the toughest art to showcase of all.It's harder than hanging a painting without using nails, as many contemporary galleries insist, leading to those dangling chains from ceiling braces...

March 26, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

Mobile Apps for Searching the Scientific Literature

I recently taught a fun workshop called "Mobile Apps for Research and Education." We talked about some apps to access library databases, then shared some favorite apps for getting work done.The mobile apps for accessing library resources are always a bit weird...

March 26, 2013 — Bonnie Swoger

Butterflies and Bombs

The St. Francis’ Satyr is small, brown, and fabulously rare. Once found across North Carolinian sedge meadows, the federally endangered butterfly is now restricted to a few square miles...

March 26, 2013 — Laura Jane Martin

Two new species of mouse lemur found in Madagascar

Genetic analysis has revealed the existence of two new species of Madagascan mouse lemur, bringing the total number of recognised species to 20.Weighing less than 100 g and rarely stretching more than 28 cm, tail included, mouse lemurs are the smallest primate in the world...

March 26, 2013 — Becky Crew

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