Category Archive: Uncategorized

Jun
19

Itching to get back in the lab

I thought I might never want to do this again, but a confluence of circumstances is making me want to do something. I am itching to get back in the lab. One day. My last wet lab experiment was in 1998, sure I have managed others since then that did  experiments in my lab, or …

Continue reading »

Apr
17

Finally after 18 years – Time for a Research Statement

Its been something I continually grapple with. As a non academic doing a diverse range of scientific projects how could I come up with a vision statement (if indeed I needed one as I have managed for 18 years without one). A few days ago I put a research statement together. I think it basically …

Continue reading »

Mar
21

Wanted: proposals for Pharmaceutical Research theme issues, perspectives, reviews, commentaries

For a number of years I have been involved on the editorial board of the Springer journal Pharmaceutical Research (current IF 4.7). In full disclosure I receive a small stipend each year for my editorial role and I attend one editorial board meeting per year. I am the only person not from an academic institute …

Continue reading »

Mar
20

Job Applications from China

After months of surges in email applications from India to work in my lab, today I had an inquiry from China. It does make me wonder how they find me or even think I have a physical “lab”. let alone the fact I am on a different continent, would have to deal with visa and …

Continue reading »

Mar
10

Paying to see conference abstracts for a rare disease conference..

I was updating my CV and realized that a couple of abstracts submitted for the World Symposium (on lysosomal diseases) in 2013 and 2014 are published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. This year there were 282 such abstracts published and I know that because I along with every attendee could take home a copy of …

Continue reading »

Feb
24

A rare disease a day: Amyloidosis

In honor of rare disease day later this week, I am raising awareness of some of the rare diseases as brief posts. Following on from past installments of “A rare disease a day” Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs, Morquio syndrome, Fabry disease, Sanfilippo syndrome, Krabbe Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease, Batten disease , Hurler Syndrome, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Fibromuscular …

Continue reading »

Feb
21

A rare disease for a day: Neuroendocrine tumor

In honor of rare disease day, I am using my Monday-Friday posts to raise awareness of some of the rare diseases as brief posts. Following on from past installments of “A rare disease a day” Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs, Morquio syndrome, Fabry disease, Sanfilippo syndrome, Krabbe Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease, Batten disease , Hurler Syndrome, …

Continue reading »

Feb
18

A rare disease a day: Fibromuscular dysplasia

In honor of rare disease day, I am using my Monday-Friday posts to raise awareness of some of the rare diseases as brief posts. Following on from past installments of “A rare disease a day” Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs, Morquio syndrome, Fabry disease, Sanfilippo syndrome, Krabbe Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease , Batten disease , Hurler …

Continue reading »

Feb
14

A rare disease a day: Hurler Syndrome

Following on from past installments of “A rare disease a day” Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs, Morquio syndrome, Fabry disease, Sanfilippo syndrome, Krabbe Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease and Batten disease  it is now the turn of Hurler Syndrome. Hurler syndrome (also known as MPS I, Hurler’s disease), results in the buildup of glycosaminoglycans due to a …

Continue reading »

Feb
13

A rare disease a day: Batten Disease

Following on from past installments of “A rare disease a day” Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Tay-Sachs, Morquio syndrome, Fabry disease, Sanfilippo syndrome, Krabbe Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease it is now the turn of Batten Disease. Batten disease (also known as Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjögren-Batten disease) is a an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder that begins in childhood. The incidence is  …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts