What should my approach be when previously existing research work for my research problem is not able to give satisfactory results?

Explanation: Currently I am working on a research problem related to biomedical data analytics and I found that already many methods are available to solve my problem and give just good results (let’s say 80%) but I am not satisfied with this and I want >90% result. Because in some case medical expert need very precise and realistic solutions (let’s say tumor presence and location or cancer detection), not just a solution for paper publication. So how should I proceed to get better and more realistic solutions for my research problem?

I will be starting a masters degree in robotics in a few weeks and I was wondering what steps I should take to make sure the whole experience is as successful as possible. I am aiming for an eventual tenure track position.

I’m thinking of things like: having a clear research subject, building a database of relevant articles, getting to know other labmates, setting up productivity software, etc.

What are the the do’s and don’t of starting a masters degree?

Please, is INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT MICROBIOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCES (IJCMAS)-Thomson Reuters ResearcherID:P-1143-2015 among Thomson Reuter’s journal?
I want to publish my article and wanted to confirm if the above journal is among the listed journal.
Thanks
Ogboi Sonny

I enjoy creating algorithms in computer science. Almost all problems I faced I could solve to my satisfaction.

I read that drug development heavily relies on algorithms. I wanted to get to know this field and think about how I could develop drugs with significant benefits that could “cure” specific diseases like viral infections or rare cancers.

So far I talked to virus researchers in university and all of them were condescending and stuck up. I could go into detail but to sum it up, they were not helpful and insisted that I had to study their field from the start up to the PhD.

I really enjoy the “teachings” of Tim Ferriss, who likes to find shortcuts.

I wonder what the least amount of knowledge and certificates is to do unpaid research in the field of drug development against “harmless” viruses like the flu.

What would drug development look like if it was easy?

I was working on topic 1 which wasn’t the most interesting topic, but my prof was great. Then prof 2 suggested that I work with him on topic 2 on the condition that I stop topic 1 as he wants full dedication. I didn’t wanna disappoint and ruin my reln with prof 1 and leave my old project incompleete, so I told him that my project will have the old and new topic but I’d be finishing the old part soon to work with prof 2. He heard it and is probably angry, and won’t respond to my emails.

How do I deal with this?

I’m having a crisis of confidence: I’m a 3rd year PhD focusing on cancer genetics. Whilst I am undoubtedly developing a deep and broad understanding of genetics, bioinformatics, somatic evolution…all that good stuff; I’m also finding that my understanding of basics is all but disappearing.

I don’t use or “need” (practically speaking) a working knowledge of biochemistry or molecular biology to answer my research questions. Whilst during my undergrad I could describe cellular processes like translation, splicing, various cell signalling cascades in detail, I can barely summon the basics anymore. Since genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology are so intimately related, I feel like drilling deep into one at the expense of the others is bad.

Is this something that other people experience? How do you find time to refresh the knowledge of areas that you ‘should’ know, even if you have no use for them anymore in your research?

I’m a student in a Translation Post-Graduation in Portugal.

Anyway for one of my classes we’re analyzing vocabulary and I am supposed to build a database out of an academic paper, it must have from 30 to 50 terms.

For my theme I chose silviculture and for sub-theme species of trees. But I am having trouble finding a paper that refers from 30 to 50 species of trees. I must find a text from where I am supposed to build and translate the database.

Could you tell me where I can find such text? It must be a pdf. If someone has a big text for me work on I would be very happy.

Thank you so much!

Carlos Barros

So, I am a first year master student in one of the best universities in my area and I have the possibility of doing a research project in the next semester. I am torn between choosing a topic that is more related to my supervisor’s research (and would get much more impact if published; publishing is also likely to happen) and another one that is more related to what I want to do in my master thesis (but would get much lower impact if published). I wouldn’t mind doing the first one (I also find it quite interesting and would do both if I could) but if I want to have a chance of getting a position at this university, would it be more likely if I chose the one related to my master thesis?