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Online Data and Project Management

During a research project, how do you record your data, conclusions and the samples you produce? What about ideas, insights and thought-trains? It would be very useful to have a good system to easily store all...
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Error Bars in Biology

....statistics. The very word strikes fear into the heart of many a biologist (including me). In an article published earlier this year, Cumming and co-workers of La Trobe University, Melbourne gave a very...
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Science Writing: Selling Your Research

Browsing around on the Nature Network blogs, I came across one interesting discussion from a couple weeks ago that few researchers actually spend much time thinking about (I think). Martin asked, "I was...
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Re-Think PCR and Win an IPhone

Robert, a Bitesize Bio reader sent me an e-mail to tip me off about a fun little contest being run by BioRad at www.rethinkpcr.com. You are invited to say how you would "re-think" PCR. At first I thought...
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Firefox Add-ons for Molecular and Cell Biologists

Firefox is the most popular browser on the web. This in large part due to the vast array of free add-ons that allow you to customize the browser and add features that will help your everyday work. And...
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Open Access to Science

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) defines the issue of Open Access Publication as: An Open Access Publication[1] is one that meets the following two conditions: 1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s)...
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10 Tips on Writing a Research Poster

Poster presentations are a great way to show off your hard work, especially if you are just starting out in research. They are much less stressful than oral presentations, but still provide great networking...
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10 Links: Cell and Molecular Biology Podcasts

Podcasts are great. I listen to podcasts every day during my commute and find them a great way to pick up information, whether it's to learn about a new subject, brush up on something I have studied before or...
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10 Tips for Better Presentations

I have been at a conference today and don't have too much time to write this, so this will be a quick article. After watching lots of speakers of varying competence, I thought that it would be good to outline...
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10 links: Free PC Software for Molecular Biologists

Here is a list of 10 pieces of great molecular biology software for PC users that I hope you will find useful. I am not a regular PC user myself so I have not tested all of these out so if any of these are no...
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