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Biowire Spring 2011 — Cell Lines — Models of Disease

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Social Media in the Life Sciences

In this issue of Biowire, we highlighted Dr. Hakim Djaballah at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. His lab is helping oncology clinicians and researchers harness the power of high-throughput screening technologies. As a result they are developing new clinical strategies and furthering the understanding of various types of cancer.


What's New at Biounity?

Science Online 2011 — Where People Talk About How to Talk About Science.


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Every January since 2006, a small contingent of science-minded people meet in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, to discuss the state of science communication on the web. Topics discussed have included better ways to educate the public on science through Science Outreach, how to make online collaboration simpler, ways to harness the online toolbox for research, and more.
Want in on the discussion? Learn more at

Scientists Getting Social

Manage Your Citations Online!

Online tools like Mendeley, Citeulike, and Zotero allow scientists to collect, organize, cite, and share literature references online. These tools allow you to browse the web, clip out references and information that you need for your research, and then share them with your colleagues or collaborators.


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As a Twitter bystander, you can benefit by watching the feeds of funding agencies.


Lab MakeoverSigma Life Science asks students, how will your Bio shape the future?

Students, teachers, and the scientific community all over the world are coming together to address this question for a chance to win a lab makeover from Sigma® Life Science. To enter, students must submit a 2–3 minute video that tells their story. We’re looking for the most creative and innovative videos from future scientists. Learn more about Sigma’s Biogrant contest and find out how you can get involved at

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest ends on 28 October 2011 at 16:59:59 CT.

Open to students 13 years of age or older. For Official Rules visit

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
3050 Spruce Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

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