Labtimes 01/2010 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
NewsGender differences in science / Questionable metabolome study / Recently awarded / UK university budget cuts / France: Borrowing money for research6
OpinionResearch letter from ...England: Females Thrive After Sex12
OpinionObservations of The Owl (21): Fighting The Beast14
HumourThe Other Dictionary (1)15
AnalysisThe economics of extinction - How much is a species worth? 16
AnalysisLab supply shortages - What to do if a supplier suddenly discontinues a product indispensable for your research 22
Journal ClubCompact Origin of life / Transcription control / Cell senescence26
Journal ClubMunich/Germany Protein synthesis at the ribosome28
Journal ClubAntwerp/Belgium Imaging seasonal neuroplasticity30
Publication StatisticsBasic neuroscience in Europe32
Publication StatisticsDon’t be misled by citation figures! (20): The Far East – Get to Know the Unknown35
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XX) - Doing a PhD (or more) in Italy36
BiobizPersonal genomics - 23andMe receives generous cash backing while Decode Genetics struggles, and other competitors are entering the playing field44
BiobizNext generation sequencing - Device manufacturers buy into young companies, while Chinese branch out into the market 46
BiobizClose-up: Newbiotechnic (Seville, Spain) - For ten years, a young Andalusian team has been developing environmentally friendly phytosanitary products from microbes48
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Cheap and simple dot blot technique51
MethodsBench philosophy (22): Next generation sequencing software 52
ProductsProduct survey: Laboratory automation54
BooksA documentary on Nobel laureate Eric Kandel - The Tale of the Snail58
HumourOne fine day in the lab (16)59
ProductsNew products60
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (16)66