Labtimes 03/2010 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
News"Cancer genome project / Nurse to head Royal Society / Recently awarded / File sharing in science / Diet balance in an ant-eating spider"6
OpinionResearch letter from ... Norway: Joint Pain and Bad Weather12
OpinionObservations of The Owl (23): Hyped Hypotheses14
Analysis"Interview Plant scientist Cathie Martin on the genetic modification of fruit and vegetable plants "16
Analysis"Volunteering in the Third World Biologists often know Third World pathogens from the bench but they can also work on site "20
HumourThe Other Dictionary (3)28
Analysis"‘Plant neurobiology’ What evidence do the advocates really have?"30
HumourOne fine day in the lab (18)32
Journal ClubBudapest/Hungary Structural disorder in protein isoforms34
Journal ClubBerne/Switzerland Functional neuronal plasticity by musical training36
Analysis"Career strategies for young European scientists (XXII) Doing a PhD (or more) in Israel"38
Publication StatisticsNutrition research in Europe44
Publication StatisticsDon’t be misled by citation figures! (21): Long Maturation Times47
Biobiz"Opinion The bizarre world of healthcare (9): Frightful remedies"48
Biobiz"Close by ... (I) Oxford Biomedica: The next couple of years are expected to be crucial"52
Biobiz"Close by ... (II) Biotica (Cambridge): Baking polyketides in East Anglia"54
Biobiz"Crisis management While the situation couldn’t get much worse at Pfizer, a major executive is staying cool"57
Products"Product survey: Laboratory automation "58
ProductsNew products64
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Microdialysis hints from Superprof65
MethodsBench philosophy (24): Yeast recombinational cloning66
Books"DVD: Life in Cold Blood, produced by David Attenborough "68
BooksBuilt by Animals, written by Mike Hansell69
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (18)74