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Are Scientists Happy at Work? Our Survey Asked Them

Are Scientists Happy at Work? Our Survey Asked Them

Are you as happy as a scientist? Then you’re doing pretty well.

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Women Scientists More Involved Politically, Survey Says

Women Scientists More Involved Politically, Survey Says

As scientists seek greater engagement in politics and policymaking, it appears women may be taking the lead.

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Woodpeckers Bang Their Head a Lot: Do They Develop Brain Disease?

Woodpeckers Bang Their Head a Lot: Do They Develop Brain Disease?

True to their namesake, woodpeckers are most recognized for their pecking behaviors, hammering their beaks up to twenty times a second against hard surfaces like wood and even some metals. These repeated, staccato pecks serve as a means of communication and also help them bore holes into trees in search of food and nesting sites.

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6 Tips for Finding Balance During Your PhD

6 Tips for Finding Balance During Your PhD

Do you sometimes feel like a human stress ball, getting squeezed by the commitments of lab, family, and classes? You're not alone. One 2014 study showed that nearly half of Ph.D. students at UC Berkeley showed signs of depression, and similar results have been observed across the nation.

We know it's a challenge, but taking a few simple steps to improve your work-life balance while undertaking a Ph.D. or other advanced training can pay major dividends down the road. With a little focus, you can graduate with your sanity intact, ready and motivated to take on whatever life throws at you next.

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Fluorescent vs. Chromogenic Detection in Immunohistochemistry

Fluorescent vs. Chromogenic Detection in Immunohistochemistry

Antibody detection for IHC typically occurs through either a fluorescent or chromogenic reaction. While the goal of each technique is similar — to label targets with high spatial resolution and low background — both methods have benefits and pitfalls.

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