Labtimes 02/2009 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
News"Evolutionary biologists fired / Austrian research budget / Diversity of the oral microbiome "6
Opinion"Research letter from ... Sweden: Water Bears in Space "10
OpinionObservations of The Owl (16): No Plans in the Pipeline12
AnalysisPlagiarism: A case of stealing figures from a presentation and including them in a paper14
Analysis"Evolutionary medicine: Evolutionary mechanisms in human diseases are still widely neglected by medical doctors "18
Analysis"Military-funded science: Chris Langley, Research Officer of Scientists for Global Responsibility, talks about the funding of university research by government ministries of defence and military companies2009)"22
HumourOne fine day in the lab (12): Go get them, Tiger!27
AnalysisHumour in science: How many ‘jokes’ in scientific literature are still accepted as genuine research observations?28
Journal ClubLund/Sweden Morphogenic gradients in Drosophila embryonic development30
Journal ClubRome/Italy Transcription control and cancer32
Journal ClubLondon/UK Hormone-induced mutations in cancer34
Publication Statistics Cardiovascular and circulation research in Europe36
Publication Statistics Don’t be misled by citation figures! (15): Tainted Trust39
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XV): Funding opportunities in Sweden40
BiobizPfizer and MSD rock the pharmaceutical world with multi-billion mergers49
Biobiz"Close-up: The cleaning agents - Remedios of Aberdeen offers environmental services, such as the cleansing of contaminated land. Lab Times talked to the company’s Technical Director, Graeme Paton"50
BiobizOpinion: The Bizarre World of Healthcare (8): Morbus Merger53
MethodsBench philosophy (17): Information portal OpenWetWare54
ProductsNew products56
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Soft-boiled yeasts57
ProductsSurvey: 2D-Electrophoresis58
Books"Evolution in Health and Disease, by S. Stearns and J. Koella (reviewed by Karin Hollricher) "62
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (10)70