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    What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    below is where it comes from:

    (http://thegradstudentway.com/blog/?p=1805 Is a PhD really worth it? Or a Waste of time? December 1, 2014 by michelle frank)

    Yes, my PhD was completely worth it, although for surprising reasons. Following my decision to pursue a career in the industry, I was unsure of what to expect since I had previously been pursuing an academic track. The decision was largely due to frustration with:
    (1) the grant landscape
    (2) the lengthy amount of time to impact patient’s lives pursuing academic research (I was interested in bench-to-bedside science).
    The benefit of having a PhD was realized as early as my interview. I had pursued a clinical research position and discovered that while PhD’s in the bench-science arena are very common, if not required, in clinical research, it is not necessarily expected. My PhD, along with some experience in clinical research, and the ability to communicate effectively, landed me the job.
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    #2

    Re: What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    I can't read the text, sorry. Try reducing the font size and removing the italics.
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    Re: What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    I enlarged the font size as it was too small and faint, Goes Station.

    If you click Reply with Quote you should be able to reduce the font size and remove the italics to suit your purposes.

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    Re: What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    You work on something in the lab (sitting at the bench in the laboratory) and it makes its way to the patient who needs it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapeng Zhang View Post
    below is where it comes from:

    (http://thegradstudentway.com/blog/?p=1805 Is a PhD really worth it? Or a Waste of time? December 1, 2014 by michelle frank)

    Yes, my PhD was completely worth it, although for surprising reasons. Following my decision to pursue a career in the industry, I was unsure of what to expect since I had previously been pursuing an academic track. The decision was largely due to frustration with:
    (1) the grant landscape
    (2) the lengthy amount of time to impact patient’s lives pursuing academic research (I was interested in bench-to-bedside science).
    The benefit of having a PhD was realized as early as my interview. I had pursued a clinical research position and discovered that while PhD’s in the bench-science arena are very common, if not required, in clinical research, it is not necessarily expected. My PhD, along with some experience in clinical research, and the ability to communicate effectively, landed me the job.
    I haven't seen the two terms before, but I assume that "bench-science" means science practiced in laboratories. (Labs often contain workbenches where scientists place their equipment.) Bench-to-bedside science would then be science that originates in labs but is then applied at the [hospital] bedside.

    Note: thanks for the tip, Rover_KE. The quoted text is rendered with appropriate line-space.
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    Re: What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    Working in a lab, sitting on a bench.

    Versus doing some work in a lab and then being able to immediately apply it to actual patients ("bedside.")

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    Re: What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    I'm pretty sure "bench" in this context isn't the thing you sit on, but rather the long, counter-height tables where you keep your lab equipment.
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    Re: What is 'bench-science' and 'bench-to-bedside science'?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'm pretty sure "bench" in this context isn't the thing you sit on, but rather the long, counter-height tables where you keep your lab equipment.
    Point taken.

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