Labtimes 02/2010 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
News"New rules for funding applications / Complaints of unfair peer review / Recently awarded / Science photo awards / Chicken results on colour vision and sex determination "6
OpinionResearch letter from ... Germany: Beer Bellies – Statistical Protrusions12
OpinionObservations of The Owl (22): Just Lists14
AnalysisDatabases and biological resource centres - Facing a financial crisis16
AnalysisInterview - ‘Dolly co-father’ Alan Colman on stem cell research and scientific misconduct22
AnalysisPaper retraction - After 12 years, The Lancet retracted a paper that had caused a vaccine safety scare26
HumourOne fine day in the lab (17)28
HumourThe Other Dictionary (2)29
Journal ClubEdinburgh/Scotland Transcriptional control of cardiomyocyte formation30
Journal ClubRome/Italy Nucleosomes in telomere structure and protection32
Journal ClubAlnarp/Sweden Chemical insect-plant interaction34
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XXI) - Doing a PhD (or more) in Denmark36
Publication StatisticsClinical neuroscience in Europe42
Publication StatisticsDon’t be misled by citation figures! (21): Patience Is A Virtue45
BiobizPublic funding in Germany: there’s a lot of clustering around - Munich and Nuremberg regions receive tens of millions of euros for medical research48
BiobizInterview with Martin Ungerer, chief medical officer at Corimmun (Martinsried)50
BiobizMerging, part I - Merck forks out a fortune again, this time to acquire US life science provider Millipore52
BiobizMerging, part II - British bone repair specialist Apatech sells entire business to Baxter54
MethodsProduct survey: siRNA Transfection55
ProductsNew products58
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Re-using antibodies for Western blotting59
MethodsBench philosophy (23): Life Science blogs60
BooksBooks and DVDs65
Calendar CompetitionAnd the Winner is ...66
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (17)74