Plants vs. Zombies - strategies for a successful research career

submitted by: bartneck

Making a career as a researcher in academia is very difficult. I am using the iPhone game Plants versus Zombies as a metaphor to highlight good strategies for wining the game and to succeed in your career. The main conclusions are that time is of the essence, that you must maintain research as your prime objective and that you should use extra help, such as copy editors, to improve your research output.

Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: alex01

Gregory Rose from PharmExperts.com interviews J. Buccafusco (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA) about his development of new anti-Altzheimer drugs, designed to act by multiple mechanisms to improve congnition. Desensitization of nicotinic receptors is one of the novel approaches proposed by Buccafusco. Three of his compounds are currently in advanced preclinical evaluation.