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Rita Levi Montalcini and Nerve Growth Factor: Repost

This last week one of my neuroscience heroes, Rita Levi Montalcini, passed away at the age of 103. In her honor, I decided to repost a post I wrote a few months ago about one of her greatest contributions to science: … Continue reading

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STEM-migration

I was just recently reading a news piece announcing that the US House of Representatives approved a bill to allow 55,000 foreign students, who obtain a higher degree (PhD or Masters) in a STEM field in a US university, to … Continue reading

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How to write a grant

Maybe the title is misleading. In this post I will not be talking about how to organize, structure and present ideas in your grant. This is not about what you put in your grant. That’s up to you. What I … Continue reading

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Like Mitt

You know, I don’t really feel bad for Mitt Romney. Because even thought he lost the election, he can just go back to being, well, Mitt Romney. Living the life he’s always led. I often think, why can’t we all … Continue reading

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Calaveras 3.0

In México, November 2 is Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead. One venerable tradition is to write little obituaries for living people you know with a little skeleton of themselves, or a sugar skull with their name to accompany it. … Continue reading

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Dudes! Students need your help!

OK folks, I’ve dropped the ball!! With all this SfN + grantwriting craziness going on in recent weeks I just realized that our annual Donor’s Choose campaign is going on. That’s when science bloggers put up little giving pages to … Continue reading

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John Lennon

I remember in 1980, when I was nine or so, hearing on the car radio that John Lennon had been shot. My older brother started acting all upset, and I figured I should too. He then looked at me and … Continue reading

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Breakfast

Must kids always fill up every possible second of free auditory space, bickering, asking, yelling, singing, repeating the same fucking phrase over and over again, calling the dog, demanding, to the point that it becomes impossible to formulate a coherent … Continue reading

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Potions 101: Blueberry Shrub

Somehow we never get around to going blueberry picking until some point in September when late-season  varieties are ripe, and when we do, between the kids, supercoolwife and I we end up with pounds and pounds of blueberries. Which means … Continue reading

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Thank a nurse and give blood!

As some of you may remember, almost 2 years ago I got pretty sick. Thankfully I’m doing somewhat better now and am in the middle of a two-year long maintenance treatment. I’m currently writing this as I receive medicine through … Continue reading

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