Monthly Archives: July 2011


I was talking to a non-scientist friend the other day about the publishing process in academia. He was asking me whether academics hype or promote their papers in advance of submission to make their acceptance into a journal more likely. … Continue reading

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How to F@*! Up An Experiment: A Thought-by-Thought Personal Account

It started out simply enough. I wanted to know if the treatment I’m applying to cells was increasing cell death.┬áNo problem. That’s easy enough. I’ll just use a live/dead stain. Disaster thought #1: “Ah yes, this stain of unknown age/origin … Continue reading

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