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Introducing Neuro Forum, a Section for Young Neurophysiologists

The latest editorial "Neuro Forum" in the most respected neuroscience journal (the journal of neurophysiology) by David Linden is an eye opener to promote young generations involvement in scienfitic writing?. He puts up his views through this video about the importance of young scientists in  respectful manner, hope the young scientists will join such forum and utilize this opportunity. It is probably the first of it's kind initiative that I never seen in such a reputed journal like Journal of Neurophysiology, neither I have seen happened through any other journals. I wish other editors from other fields do emulate this good path to make the young scientists, give them such opportunities.A Message from the Chief Editor of the
Journal of Neurophysiology
David J. Linden
Dept. of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21205     
While Journal of Neurophysiology is beloved by most senior and mid-career researchers in our field, I’m concerned tha…

Birth of PostDoc Union at University of California: It is Official now!!!

University of California is one of the largest university in USA and in the world, UC is very well known as one of the most influential and reputed universities in teaching, research and discoveries.It is here in this huge university structured by multiple campuses that postdocs are making world news this week with their Union card signup finaly got approved by the local board PERB. PostDocs in UC campuses reckoning to be the largest postdoc population in the
entire world, could easily translates this number into the fact that things happen in UC campus will spark the light all over the postdoc, postdoctoral organizaitons around US, UK, Canada and world over.Well that might be understatement for those organizing committee and lots of postdocs who worked hard on this UC Postdoc unionization have learned how difficult to unionize the postdocs, and these postdocs were inspired by the work and successeful unionization of the small postdoc group at the Uconn Health Center, the very first Po…