Science Newsletter

December 11, 2006
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Science Quotes
of the Week

Murphy's Laws

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible."

- Bertrand Russell



"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day."

- J. A. Wheeler



"The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best -- and therefore never scrutinize or question."

-Stephen Jay Gould



In this issue:

  • OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH OFFERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
  • SUSTAINABLE TABLE

MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

For students who are finishing up their undergraduate studies, four programs at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offer training in the application of quantitative methods to current research problems in biomedical sciences. These programs, which lead to MS or PhD degrees, emphasize training in the use of biostatistical and bioinformatics tools to analyze genomic and epidemiological data, gene expression patterns in cancer and other conditions, and complex biological systems.

A landing page with links to the different opportunities is available at:

http://cellbiology.uc.edu/pages/ProgramsinQuantitativeBiologyatUCCCHMC.htm

For sophomores and juniors who might be interested in exploring these possible career paths, our NIH-funded Research Opportunities for Undergraduates in Functional genomics and Cell Biology is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of biomedical research. A description of the program and application information is available at:

http://cna.uc.edu:8080/reu


For further information or questions, please contact:

Bob Brackenbury (Cancer Genomics) robert.brackenbury@uc.edu

Nelson Horseman (Systems Biology) nelson.horseman@uc.edu

Mario Medvedovic (Biostatistics) medvedm@ucmail.uc.edu >

Jarek Meller (Bioinformatics) jmeller@cchmc.org



SUSTAINABLE TABLE

Food is a big part of the Holidays. While you are indulging in the many treats and goodies this season brings, take a break and check out the website below for some fresh insights. Created by the GrassRoots Action Center for the Environment (GRACE), this Web site aims to help consumers understand problems with the nation's food supply and offer viable solutions and alternatives. It provides an introduction to the burgeoning sustainable food movement and information about organizations, people, and programs that are trying to change the way people think about food.

Go to: http://www.sustainabletable.org/



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