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During your research journey, you are likely to go through phases when you feel unsure about how you’re doing or find it difficult to deal with specific situations. You…
What is the most important quality you need for being a PhD? This is what researchers have to say
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I was blessed to find a great guide... She was a strong source of support and guidance for me throughout, lifting my spirits when I was demotivated, sharing her…
I understood that you cannot underestimate the importance of your guide as a researcher
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This paper is a collaborative effort with a fantastic team of researchers looking at a dual function methyltransferase which can modify two different types of…
A memoir on publishing my first paper
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We were expecting to observe fascinating never-before visualized evidence for protein folding, but a tragedy in my personal life changed everything.
How I rebuilt my shattered academic career brick by brick
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Concerns about the scarcity of lithium and other materials necessary in the now-ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries have recently driven many researchers to look for…
Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort towards a more sustainable environment
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If you are managing a project for the first time and feel unprepared to face the challenges setting up a project requires, this article will provide five tips to create…
5 Essential tips to plan and manage research projects
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Before I started my research, words like humility, gratitude, and resilience had been just that – words. My PhD journey drew on unknown and uncharted depths of strengths…
Receiving my PhD degree was an extremely humbling experience
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If you ever feel so depressed that you start questioning yourself and your place in academia, and worry about failure, these priceless positive nuggets will cheer you up…
From "be-negative" to "oh-positive" – Academia needs cheerleaders today
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cOAlition S has initiated a pilot project wherein eight publishers have volunteered to share detailed information about their pricing. The main intent of this initiative…
8 Publishers to disclose pricing details as part of a Plan S pilot
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My research life began at the end of my junior year. I chose the laboratory I was going to work at because I heard the professor say, “If you join my laboratory, you can…