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5 secrets to surviving (and thriving in) a PhD program

A PhD candidate shares the lessons he’s learned preparing his dissertation and publishing research along the way


Clinical trials for Parkinson’s are saving my life

Even when there’s no cure, participation has its benefits; find out how you can get involved — and check out new research


What’s in your wine? Manufacturing matters, say researchers

New study reveals how production methods affect the color and taste of pinot noir


Fracking: Science needs to catch up with public awareness, researchers say

New studies uncover organic compounds in fracking fluid that could contaminate water


Two major cancer therapies may work better together, say researchers at MD Anderson

In “Call to action” in Cell journal, they advocate focusing on the combination of genetically targeted agents with immunotherapy


How science is changing our relationship with peanuts

Preventing allergies, detecting peanuts and finding new uses for peanuts in National Peanut Month


How an ancient Muslim scientist cast his light into the 21st century

Celebrating optics pioneer Ibn al-Haytham — and promoting intercultural collaboration for the International Year of Light

21st Century

Online dating — the psychology (and reality)

A science writer explores dating sites like Match.com, Tinder, eHarmony and Chemistry, interviewing experts along the way

Online Dating

Environmental DNA helps scientists find rare aquatic species

Special issue of Biological Conservation journal focuses on eDNA for the conservation of aquatic species

Biological Species

Supporting data-sharing to speed up innovation in Materials Science

Elsevier’s open data initiative will provide new ways of storing, sharing and accessing research data

Materials Science

Free access to ScienceDirect for postdocs between jobs

Popular program returns to give free online access to Elsevier’s books and journals


Can physics explain the deflation of NFL footballs (aka #DeflateGate)?

A physicist scrutinizes the ideal gas law and the role of atmospheric conditions


Added fructose is 'a principal driver of type 2 diabetes'

In <i>Mayo Clinic Proceedings</i>, experts urge drastic reductions in the consumption of added sugars

Mayo Clinic

Jellyfish are not just drifters ...

"They are incredibly advanced in their orientation abilities," scientists report in Current Biology


Bravo’s #TopChef and Cell Press to highlight Boston’s best food and science in upcoming episode

Episode will feature stars of food and science, including Cell Press CEO Emilie Marcus and authors from its journals – watch the show and join the …

Top Chef

New open access journal will publish across all disciplines

Researchers — find out how you can get involved in further developing this journal<p>By Sara Grimme Posted on 8 January 2015<p><i>Broad-scope open access</i> …

The rise of national research assessments – and the tools and data that make them work

Nations are basing high-stakes decisions on reports that use Elsevier’s knowledge, tools and datasets – with impressive results in the UK’s REF2014


In Japan, bibliometricians play expanding role in research management

Global competition and shrinking budgets are forcing Japan to take a more evidence-based approach; three leading bibliometricians weigh in<p>By Yoshiko …

The science of fitness – and what motivated us to learn about it

As a radiologist, I can see deep inside the human body using state of the art medical imaging ... I can see beyond the skin surface and see my …

Psychopaths in our midst — what you should know

What does the emerging neuroscience of psychopathy tell us about how we should deal with it?<p>By Pascal Wallisch, PhD Posted on 17 November 2014<p>The …


Inside the mind of Alan Turing, the genius behind “The Imitation Game”

What is a computing machine?<p>For Alan Turing, it meant knowing how a bit of the world really worked — in comprehensive detail. In his famous 1936 …

Alan Turing

Findings of international brain research report to be presented at #SfN14

Experts will discuss new developments in brain research at the Neuroscience 2014 conference<p>By Stephane Berghmans, DVM, PhD, and Holly J. …

If biomedical research is a sick patient, is computational modeling the prescription?

Planning for what’s beyond Big Data: Translational Systems Biology as a long-term cure for what ails biomedical research<p>By Gary An, MD, and Yoram …

Ebola Information Center

Elsevier’s free health and medical research, online tools and expert advice on Ebola<p>By the Elsevier Community Posted on 31 October 2014<p><b>Updated on 6</b> …

Cornell undergrads harness bacteria to clean up toxic site

Students developed a water filtration system using genetically engineered bacteria to sequester heavy metals; now they’re taking it to the iGEM …

Free access to research articles for #BreastCancerAwareness Month

Articles from Elsevier’s nursing journals explore the effectiveness of treatments, screening and prevention<p>By Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN Posted on 1 …

Free access to medical information for African countries battling Ebola

New initiative gives healthcare professionals access to Elsevier’s medical content online and via mobile<p>By Chris Capot Posted on 15 October 2014<p>As …

Dr. Eric Topol: Digital healthcare will put the patient in charge

The renowned physician and digital health pioneer shares his vision for the future of medicine<p>By Marilynn Larkin Posted on 27 October 2014<p>Dr. Eric …

After surviving breast cancer, still another genetic test ...

After delivering the news that I had invasive ductal carcinoma and explaining my pathology report to me, my breast surgeon followed up with the …