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Biology Business

Have you ever thought of biology as career path to running a multi-million-dollar project? Biologist Bruce Hammock talks about life as a biologist, being a businessman and mountain climbing. Listen in as Dr. Biology learns how  biology, being a businessman and mountain climbing all fit together? 

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Topic Time
Intro 00:00
Scorpion venom types. Can they set their "phasors" on stun? 01:06
What are you - a biochemist or a biologist? 02:54
Basic research - transition from pest control to pain control. 03:08
Why work on insects? Why not mammals that might help humans? 04:28
It has been a long time since new drugs for blood pressure and pain have been introduced.. 05:36
How does the drug work to control pain and blood pressure - it's all in the fat. 06:21
The winding path of discovery. Pain management. 07:08
Life as a scientist and also a businessman and a creator of a company - Arete. 07:58
The costs to bring a new drug to market. How do find the money to get a drug to market. 09:19
Why all drugs don't make it to market. 10:20
The advantages of the current drug for developing countries. 10:52
Not all research labs or research scientists are the same. What is it like running a large lab? 12:38
Biology and research serious play filled with lots of fun. 14:41
Having published 700 papers - how does the process work in your lab? 15:22
The writing and science process. [telling a story] 16:08
The importance of many different people, interests and expertise. [Images and Illustrations] 17:08
Climbing mountains and white water rafting.. 18:39
Three questions. 19:17
Was their and ah ha moment that got you into science?. 19:30
Bonus question - what is your favorite insect species. [The story of a pet Wheel bug] 20:18
What would you be or do if you were not a scientist? 22:18
What advice do you have for someone wanting to be a biologist? 24:06
What's it been like to be involved with the business side? 24:54
Sign-off 25:54

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Biology Business

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