Others had attempted to solve this mystery without success, so the project was risky. “The outcome would be binary,” says Coughlin. “We would either find the receptor … or not.”But Coughlin felt confident that the question he was asking was the right one. He also thought that new tools would succeed where traditional approaches had not. So he embarked on a series of studies that leveraged technologies he’d never used before – a daunting challenge for a beginning scientist.
Most people consider the emergency room the go-to place for treating broken bones, heart attacks, and gunshot wounds. But some use the ER for routine medical care because they lack a better option. When someone visits the emergency room for a toothache, for instance, it’s a sign that the person has poor access to dental care, says Astha Singhal, an assistant professor of health policy and health services research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Randi Rotjan visited the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA)—a patch of sea in the middle of the Pacific Ocean—for the first time in 2009, aboard the scientific vessel Nai’a. Marine research in the area had begun to blossom, and scientists on the Nai’a—the word for dolphin in many Polynesian languages—were strategizing. They decided to entrust Rotjan, a young coral reef scientist, with running the entire research program for the region, an area about the size of California.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".