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U.S. Falling Behind on Competitiveness and Innovation

I’ve been mentioning R&D in talks and articles a lot lately. Most audiences outside the beltway don’t immediately know I mean Research and Development – until I explain it’s the part of our federal budget accounting for a good deal of “science stuff.” R&D supports basic research and leads to new innovation while helping boost [...]

November 12, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
You Should Know: Dr Robin G Nelson

You Should Know: Dr Robin G Nelson

Welcome to the tenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about.

July 20, 2014 — DNLee
Wordless Wednesday: Pouched Rat Research Gif

Wordless Wednesday: Pouched Rat Research Gif

This is a series of shots of me cleaning this Barnes Maze between behavioral observations of my research subjects, the African Giant Pouched Rat, Cricetomys ansorgei.  The diameter of the table or Barnes Maze is 6 feet across, and is nearly feet off of the ground.

March 26, 2014 — DNLee

Dumbo Octopus Gives Rare View [Video]

New, stunning video from a deep-sea vehicle reveals a rare view of the Dumbo octopus. Don’t let the name fool you—the Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is no dummy.

August 27, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

#DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 9 Recap

I have been in Tanzania for over 2 months working with Pouched rats. #DispatchesDNLee are the weekly recap of my research and personal experiences. Even through some technical difficulties with equipment, car issues, and three days with blackouts,the work continues.

August 31, 2015 — DNLee
#DNLeeLab: Rethinking my feeding enrichment biases

#DNLeeLab: Rethinking my feeding enrichment biases

I’m rethinking my feeding enrichment protocols. My pouched rats, Cricetomys gambianus and C. ansorgei, are food generalists but in the lab we feed them commercially available rodent or rabbit chow.

April 16, 2015 — DNLee
#FieldworkFriday: Field Fashion

#FieldworkFriday: Field Fashion

I think it was Fashion Week somewhere in the world last week.  I thought about how Dressing for the Field is both a matter of practicality an expression.

October 4, 2013 — DNLee

NIH Begins Gene Therapy Trial for Parkinson’s Disease

All eyes were on Perry Cohen when he froze at the microphone. His voice failed him. He couldn’t read his notes. Eventually, the once-powerful Parkinson’s disease speaker had to be helped off the stage halfway through his speech.

July 26, 2013 — Dina Fine Maron
#DispatchesDNLee: Back in the field (Illinois)

#DispatchesDNLee: Back in the field (Illinois)

I am on a Dispatches from DNLee Adventure, but this time it’s here in the States.  The last several days have been spent outside in the fields and farmlands of central Illinois.

June 18, 2014 — DNLee
ZappyLab: Using technology to make DOING science research easier

ZappyLab: Using technology to make DOING science research easier

With only one day left and less than $2,000 to go, I want to see this science app company Kickstarter campaign make it! ZappyLab offers what they call Bench Tools – a suite of research tools for those who do laboratory life science research.  Nice idea and I love reserach tech, especially those that can be used on mobile devices.  My [...]

March 14, 2014 — DNLee

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