Labtimes 02/2008 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
OpinionObservations of The Owl (10): Lost in the Middle16
AnalysisOpen Access and Peer Review/Richard Smith (PLoS), about open access publishing and criticizes traditional peer review 18
HumourOne fine day in the lab (6): DNA damage20
AnalysisFrench research reform (II)/Sarkozy and his 'Law on Universities'22
HumourIncredible Science (10): Ice-cold Penis Bones25
AnalysisTroublesome lab reagents/A real tale of woe about working with sub-standard lab supplies26
Journal ClubUtrecht/Netherlands Colon stem cells28
Journal ClubStockholm/Sweden Topology of membrane proteins30
Journal ClubNorwich/UK Plant-environment interactions32
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (X: National programmes open to anyone: Austrian Euros34
Publication StatisticsPhysiology in Europe38
Publication StatisticsDon't be misled by citation figures! (10): Good Old Pals41
BiobizNovartis opens a non-profit vaccine research institute in Siena, Italy42
BiobizThe Bizarre World of Health Care (6): Clone Your Pet!45
MethodsBench philosophy (11): Writing a short biography50
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: 10 golden rules for creating good scientific websites52
ProductsProduct Survey : Plasticware: The age of plastic labware54
Product SurveyNew products59
BooksDiapause in Aquatic Invertebrates: Theory and Human Use. By Victor R. Alekseev et al. 60
BooksBiotechnology for Beginners. By Reinhard Renneberg.61
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (4)66