Fighting Air Pollution…Indoors

August 18, 2010

Since the middle of the 20th century, fighting air pollution has been a primary goal of the growing environmental movement in the United States and around the world. Encounters with smog and toxic gases inspired waves of public anger and protest [Read more]

Three Paths to Science

August 3, 2010

There are many ways to find yourself in a laboratory embarking upon a research career. Some dream of being a scientist from their childhood, mail-ordering chemicals to start a basement lab. Some divert course from the unforgiving pre-medicine track, [Read more]

Shaving Your Head for Science

September 28, 2009

A researcher will do a lot for grant money, the fuel necessary to power a laboratory’s work. Sam Volchenboum, a pediatric oncologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center, took that adage to its follicular extreme last week, volunteering [Read more]