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Field work and the absent parent: my thoughts on the delicate balance @NatureEcoEvo
Field work and the absent parent
Like many other avenues of the biological sciences, field work can be essential to research. Specimens and field observations from a single field trip...
Call for submissions: Belem +30 conference of the International Society of Ethnobiology in Belem, Brazil, August 7-10, 2018 @museugoeldi - https://t.co/8sRgK1pESr
I had such a great semester with my Botanical Medicine and Health class. What a terrific group…
@CarlosdelRio7 Great point. I've come to realization that female PIs don't have the luxury of humility. I've found that I have to gird myself in an armor of my accomplishments to be taken seriously... which can be perceived as arrogance by some... but otherwise, I'm easily dismissed/ignored.
Female grant applicants are equally successful when peer reviewers assess the science, but not when they assess the scientist
My take: Gender bias is a real problem. How about requiring abbreviation of 1st names in grant apps so PI's gender less obvious?
"Ethnobotanist & Herbal Medicine Advocate Jim Duke Dies at 88" Such a loss. I met Jim in the Amazon when I was just 21. We rang in the millennium on a boat in the middle of the Napo river, gazing up at a sparkling sea of stars. He'll be greatly missed. https://t.co/N0BlmRp99Y
Today's must read: "It Gnaws Away at Me": Female Scientists Report a Horrifying Culture of Sexual Assault via @marieclaire
"It Gnaws Away at Me": Female Scientists Report a Horrifying Culture of Sexual Assault
Research labs and field sites are swarming with men who sexually harass and assault their colleagues. But when women come forward, the perpetrators ar...
A clever strategy for preventing the evolution of drug-resistant superbugs, by making them fight for food
Stopping the Rise of Superbugs by Making Them Fight For Food
A new strategy prevents parasites from adapting to drugs by intensifying the competition between them.
Sucks to be a male mouse with a S. aureus SSTI. Awesome study by our great friends in Pam Hall’s lab looking at sex bias. And people complain that NIH wants both sexes, here is why. What else have we been missing?
F.D.A. worries about opioid users using unproven dietary supplements to ease withdrawal, instead of proven meds
This week's podcast: A sudden illness threatens to derail @neuro_sigh's neuroscience PhD, and after growing up in humble circumstances in St. Lucia, biologist Whitney Henry feels like an imposter at Harvard. https://t.co/gGJuj4J5FP
"When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like," says photographer Paul Nicklen. "Bears are going to starve to death."
Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land
Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food.
Commercial crops have lost genetic diversity. They are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which may bring drought, diseases and new pests. Reports @BBCWorld https://t.co/QwEgolNKOR
I had a great conversation with @mapache_rm @NYBG about our research into the cultural use of plant medicines (#plantas medicinales) by #Latino and #Carribean #immigrants in NYC. Listen to the 5-min #podcast at
PODCAST: In herbs we trust » Scienceline
Neglected by the health care system, many immigrants are finding relief in medicinal herbs
Plants for #itch! Our latest work is out in the December 2017 issue of Current Dermatology Reports: "Botanical Complementary and Alternative Medicine for #Pruritus: a Systematic Review" - review by Bonchak, Thareja, Chen & Quave
Botanical Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pruritus: a Syste
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used by patients who suffer from chronic pruritus, but there is little data on the efficacy or ...
This is probably coolest mode of travel I've experienced en route to a conference! Sea plane landing in Bimini, Bahamas.
#phdlife #travelogue #research #conference #QuaveLab
Ethnobotany and harnessing the power of natural products for therapeutic needs. @QuaveEthnobot is the perfect instructor and promoter for this discipline.
Honored to be giving the opening keynote lecture tonight at the Innovations in Wound Healing meeting in beautiful Bimini, Bahamas!
#medicinalplants #woundhealing #medicine #dermatology #skin #wounds #infection
Insect populations are declining worldwide, foretelling catastrophic effects on various ecosystems in coming decades.
What’s Causing the Sharp Decline in Insects, and Why It Matters
Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies...
Just in time for final exams :) Hey students, check out the history of the index card and the #botanist that played a role in its design!
"The act of organizing information is never neutral or objective"
#studytips #organize #botany
How the Index Card Cataloged the World
Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything.
Botanical medicine course led by Emory's Cassandra Quave (@QuaveEthnobot) takes multi-disciplinary look at how plants can heal https://t.co/iS16tYAFeg #botany
Another great article on mentorship and what makes a good #mentor: Nature's guide for mentors
#phdchat #science #research #education
<i>Nature</i>'s guide for mentors
Now in their third year, the Nature awards for mentoring in science recognize outstanding achievement in scientific mentoring and the fostering of sci...
A good read -What Mentors Wish Their Mentees Knew: "Ideal mentees share certain qualities: They are enthusiastic, energetic, organized, and focused. They always behave with integrity and recognize that hard work and sacrifice pays dividends down the road." https://t.co/mnvhGoLUZz
More beautiful work by the @Horswill_Lab!
Digging how cool our new #Emory #Herbarium t-shirts look!
#iamabotanist #ethnobotany #ThankAPlantForThat
Neat write-up on one of the courses that I teach at #Emory: Botanical medicine course takes multi-disciplinary look at how plants can heal
#ethnobotany #medicinalplants #botany #undergrad #nature #medicine #herbaria #biology #humanhealth @emorycshh https://t.co/9ZbMRhnTzg
A beautiful story on the work of my dear friend, #ethnobotanist, & #NatGeo #Explorer @MariaFadiman
#ethnobotany #sciencecommunication #womeninscience #iamabotanist #nature #research
'Natural Cities: Putting People Back into Nature'. Thought-provoking blog post by Kew's Director of Strategy & External Affairs @DavidCope_Kew https://t.co/6WsuS1Xxsw
Did you know that dietary supplements are not regulated in the same way as drugs? Dr. Joseph Betz explains how food, drugs, and dietary supplements are regulated:
Dietary Supplement Practicum (5 of 21): Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements
(Bethesda, MD) Joseph Betz, Ph.D., director of the Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Offic...
VIR’s N. Dzubenko: "Retired people in Europe dream about travelling the whole world. I dream about travelling as a Vavilov missionary, of visiting Vavilov’s 7 centers of crop origins, doing research & collecting." https://t.co/Rkt49BqNqW