Labtimes 01/2008 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
NewsNew bibliometric tool / Women's payment in life sciences / Europe's largest biomedical research centre / Recently awarded / "Upward vertical" virus transmission6
OpinionObservations of The Owl (9): Caught in the Net12
AnalysisFrench research reform (I)14
AnalysisCell cultures: Often revealed to be classified wrongly/Contamination20
HumourIncredible Science (9): Chickens Prefer Human Beauty23
Journal Club Split/Croatia Modeling of apolipoprotein B (apoB)24
Journal Club Vienna/Austria Plant transformation by Agrobacterium26
Journal Club Lisbon/Portugal Rate of beneficial mutations in E. coli28
HumourOne fine day in the lab (6): Lab carnival29
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (IX) Swiss Fraenkli30
Publication StatisticsHuman genetics in Europe34
Publication StatisticsDon't be misled by citation figures! (9): Speed matters37
BiobizSweden: Biotechnology in Sweden/Overviw38
BiobizSweden: Location of Swedish biotechnology: Mostly in the South40
BiobizSweden: At a farm in Sweden's north, Agrisera focuses on the production of antibodies41
Biobiz NewsSeveral European biotech companies have landed big fish42
Biobiz NewsBritish 'universal' flu vaccine generates media bubble43
Biobiz NewsIndustry spends twice as much on pushing pills as it does on R&D44
Biobiz OpinionThe Bizarre World of Health Care (5): Sleazy Commendation45
MethodsBench philosophy (10): UK Biobank46
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: REACH ­ regulating the handling of chemicals inside the EU48
ProductsProduct Survey: Gene Silencing and siRNA: The Silent Revolution49
ProductsNew products55
BooksGlorified Dinosaurs. By Luis M. Chiappe56
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (3)62