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English term or phrase:bench scientist
Portuguese translation:cientista teórico
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00:25 Dec 15, 2005
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Medical: Health Care / Health Interventions
English term or phrase: bench scientists
collaboration by clinicians, epidemiologists, bench scientists, and those responsible for veterinary surveillance for the rapid development of effective inter¬vention strategies
izabelsan
Brazil
Local time: 19:04
cientistas teóricos
Explanation:
Por oposição a cientistas aplicados, cirurgiões etc. A expressão refere-se aos cientistas que trabalham em laboratórios, lidam com condições experimentais etc.

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From Bench to Bedside: A Circuitous Road
Friday 5 December 1997

All knowledge is basic, whether derived at the bedside or the bench. Some individuals imply erroneously that "pure" research is nobler, and more intellectual and difficult than "applied" research. A statement by Pasteur denies this conception: "No category of science exists to which one could give the name of applied science. Science and the application of science are linked to gether as a fruit is to the tree that has borne it". Accepting Pasteur¹s holistic view, the bioscientist, whether surgeon or internist, has a major advantage over the scientist confined to the laboratory. We in clinical practice regularly face interesting fundamental problems never observed by basic scientists. Clinical situations stimulate laboratory projects.

Above all, surgeons can be bridge-tenders for information travelling from the laboratory to the "living". We surgeons should enlist basic scientists in the work we are doing so that they may participate with pleasure and interest. This sometimes involves taking them on rounds or including them in the decision-making. The bridge carries still another obligation, namely to see that laboratory findings are applied in an ethical and humane way.

Conceptually, the surgeon and bench scientist differ in three ways:
The scientist knows that he doesn¹t know, whereas the surgeon is expected to know.
The scientist can wait for all the data to become available, whereas the surgeon must make a decision on the available data.
The scientist deals with mass data, whereas the surgeon deals with an individual patient.
http://www.hypothesis.it/nobel/nobel97/eng/pro/6fp_dic_97.ht...
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>1. Could you describe "a day in the life of a biochemist?"

If you are talking about a an active bench scientist, then most of the day is spend around experiments. Usually you have 3 or 4 separate thing going at once. Whenever there is some time off, you organize your lab notes, work on any manuscripts you need to write, read journals, have lab meetings with your colleagues. Not to mention sitting around and B.S.ing some. Usually your experiments are quite varied and you are doing numerous different things each day.

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/mar97/854347113.Bc.r.ht...
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cientistas teóricos


Explanation:
Por oposição a cientistas aplicados, cirurgiões etc. A expressão refere-se aos cientistas que trabalham em laboratórios, lidam com condições experimentais etc.

================================
From Bench to Bedside: A Circuitous Road
Friday 5 December 1997

All knowledge is basic, whether derived at the bedside or the bench. Some individuals imply erroneously that "pure" research is nobler, and more intellectual and difficult than "applied" research. A statement by Pasteur denies this conception: "No category of science exists to which one could give the name of applied science. Science and the application of science are linked to gether as a fruit is to the tree that has borne it". Accepting Pasteur¹s holistic view, the bioscientist, whether surgeon or internist, has a major advantage over the scientist confined to the laboratory. We in clinical practice regularly face interesting fundamental problems never observed by basic scientists. Clinical situations stimulate laboratory projects.

Above all, surgeons can be bridge-tenders for information travelling from the laboratory to the "living". We surgeons should enlist basic scientists in the work we are doing so that they may participate with pleasure and interest. This sometimes involves taking them on rounds or including them in the decision-making. The bridge carries still another obligation, namely to see that laboratory findings are applied in an ethical and humane way.

Conceptually, the surgeon and bench scientist differ in three ways:
The scientist knows that he doesn¹t know, whereas the surgeon is expected to know.
The scientist can wait for all the data to become available, whereas the surgeon must make a decision on the available data.
The scientist deals with mass data, whereas the surgeon deals with an individual patient.
http://www.hypothesis.it/nobel/nobel97/eng/pro/6fp_dic_97.ht...
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Note added at 1 hr 39 mins (2005-12-15 02:05:10 GMT)
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>1. Could you describe "a day in the life of a biochemist?"

If you are talking about a an active bench scientist, then most of the day is spend around experiments. Usually you have 3 or 4 separate thing going at once. Whenever there is some time off, you organize your lab notes, work on any manuscripts you need to write, read journals, have lab meetings with your colleagues. Not to mention sitting around and B.S.ing some. Usually your experiments are quite varied and you are doing numerous different things each day.

http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/mar97/854347113.Bc.r.ht...

Vidomar
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