Browsing articles in "Dealing with rejections"
Nov
15
2013

What makes an Investment a Good Investment

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It is strongly recommended that Todd Foley does not invest in Centagenetix. The company is very ambitious, however, it rests on top of an unstable foundation. When you see such a company that has ambitions in a commercialized setting, you must produce results fast and have deliverables on time. When the research obtains funding from an external source, then the work the company puts out must meet deadlines and expectations. Science done in a commercialized [...]

Sep
23
2013

MCAT Nightmares, But Why?

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What is a MCAT and what does it stand for? The MCAT, Medical College Admissions Test, is a standardized test that college students take for medical school. That sounds hard! But in fact it isn’t! Many students have different beliefs about the exam. Some believe that it is the key to the doors into your medical school and others believe that it is just any regular exam you take in college. To find out what [...]

Apr
16
2013

A Letter to a Friend: Is Gene Patenting Wrong?

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Oh! You got me started! So being at a biotech school, I am well aware of this issue. Of course, the question is, can we patent life? And more specifically, can we patent genes? Of course, if they are a product of nature, then no one could claim ownership of it, and thus, not patentable. However, this all changed in 1980 with Diamond v. Chakrabarty. The conclusion was that if something was modified in lab, in [...]

Apr
13
2013

A Letter to a Female Colleague

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“It is without a doubt that your efforts will be met with success, not because those two events are following the laws of probability where an amalgamation is ultimately inevitable, but because your efforts and dedication is creating a biased attraction to that success. The fact that you are pursuing science and having such a leadership role in it is a celebration of many achievements. A strong woman in science with your ethnical background should [...]

Sep
19
2012

KGI Academic Experience Update

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Hello Stress Benders! I hope all is well. I can go in an extreme amount of detail, but I guess I will save that for when we meet in the near future. Let me begin to update you with the academics I am involved in here at KGI. The two science courses I am taking include: molecular biotechnology and a class called in vitro diagnostics. In molecular biotechnology, we talk about how molecular biotechnology impacts [...]

Aug
21
2012

My Last Day at Riverside: Not Merely a Means to an End

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    I sit here on my last day at UCR and thus, I am compelled to write.   How do I begin to write about an opportunity so life-changing and so dynamic? Or more so, how do I start? I met so many great people here and I have met my life-long friends at UCR. I met friends who supported me throughout my college experience and I met friends who saw me as their [...]

Aug
7
2012

University Experience: 100 Things That I Have Learned

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Here represents a list of the various things that I have learned from my experience at a 4-year college. Some are funny, some are absolutely nerdy, and some are downright serious.   1) Utilize the breaks in between the quarter to get ahead of your studies for next quarter. 2) Stay away from energy drinks. 3) If possible, ask for the syllabus before the course has even started 4) Do not engage in alcohol or [...]

Aug
7
2012

StressBenders Update: My Graduation

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It has been some time since I last wrote an article. However, I assure you that I used my time wisely and engaged in activities that resulted in a significant amount of personal growth. Perhaps it was not that I had run out of things to say, because to be completely honest, I didn’t. It was rather, I had too much to say and I did not know how to begin. But thankfully, I have [...]

Apr
22
2012

An Ode to a Beautiful Cell

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“Darling, you initiated my sodium influx, but you failed to depolarize my cell. So instead of reaching +30mV, my potential actually fell. I know you meant no harm, you only wanted fun, but unfortunately for you, my M.O. was all-or-none. So ultimately, with dying jolts, our neurons never got to fire, perhaps you should block my K channel, to try and make my voltage higher. However, my love for you is like an AP’s path; [...]

Jan
8
2012

10 Tips to Be a Total Bad-Ass Academic

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        Even under stressful situations, 007 always maintains his cool.           1 ) Relieve your stress and bend it before it bends you. 2 ) Take advantage of your time wisely. 3 ) Improve focus by not taking on too many tasks at once. Man has got to know his limitations. 4 ) Get adequate sleep when you must, but also forgo stress when necessary. Let me be contradicting: [...]

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