Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Right Turn: StemCellTalks in Tweets

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/03/15

. Last month (March 13), StemCellTalks held a symposium on diabetes and stem cell tourism to educate Toronto high school students about the field. (These events happen across Canada.) The morning session began with Dr. Elia Piccinini (University of Toronto) giving an introduction to stem cell biology, followed by two debates: Drs. Derek van der…Read more

How online outreach adds value to scientific research

Author: Nick Dragojlovic, 03/04/15

> Scientists: I have some questions. Have you ever written a blog post about your field? Tweeted a link to a new scientific publication? Joined a forum discussion about the latest research? As it turns out, your likelihood of answering “yes” to one or more of these questions is no better than a coin flip….Read more

Right Turn: Get an earful of stem cells

Author: Lisa Willemse, 09/19/14

> There are a multitude of ways to stay informed about research trends and advances in the field. Obvious ones, for a researcher or trainee are lab or journal club meetings, conferences, or journal subscriptions. Then there’s the online world, including any number of news aggregators, blogs and twitter — Science recently published an article of…Read more

Stifling Science?

Author: Stacey Johnson, 07/29/14

  On June 18, 2014, I walked into the enormous, blue lit plenary hall of the Vancouver Convention Centre excited to hear Canada’s own Janet Rossant give the opening remarks for ISSCR’s Presidential Symposium. I glanced up at the information screens and read, to my dismay, “no live tweeting from the conference.” So what’s a…Read more

Right Turn: Scribe this (#scio14) conference

Author: Lisa Willemse, 02/28/14

> This is the second time I have travelled down to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend the annual ScienceOnline conference. Conferences generally conjure certain standard stereotypes and expectations (i.e. lots of listening to presentations given by thought leaders standing on a stage interspersed with lots of coffee and rushed  conversations during breaks), but I can…Read more

Why the pen is sometimes mightier than the pipette – Part 1

Author: Paul Krzyzanowski, 04/10/13

. If Edward Bulwer-Lytton were a biologist two centuries ago, he might have quipped that the pen is mightier than the pipette instead of immortalizing the sword in his expression. Yet phrases emphasizing the power of words have been around for nearly three thousand years and are more relevant to your science than you might…Read more

Social media and stem cells: Time to start tweeting

Author: Ben Paylor, 04/03/13

Why should stem cell researchers use Twitter? Powerful news aggregator/information filter Able to engage/converse with other attendees at conferences & meetings Increase traffic, discussion and citations of your papers Create professional networks and opportunities for collaboration  Aid the longevity of stem cell research and pace by which it progresses Research is about discovery. The words…Read more

Right Turn: stem cell comic relief

Author: Lisa Willemse, 03/29/13

Last week we launched a new feature — Right Turn — to showcase the “lighter” side of regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will be bringing you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be…Read more

The 140 character stem cell definition challenge

Author: Lisa Willemse, 06/01/12

Who was it that said “there are no original ideas”? The same person, perhaps, that said “great minds think alike”? Last week, we initiated a stem cell definition challenge via Twitter, asking followers to send their answers in 140 characters or less. While I didn’t think this was a truly original idea, had I done…Read more