Labtimes 04/2010 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
News"Picture of the issue / Haematology papers retracted / Recently awarded / Less bureaucracy for EU programmes / New ERC funding scheme /Mixer cells break rules of embryogenesis"6
OpinionResearch letter from ... Italy: Fat Birds Fly On Faster12
OpinionObservations of The Owl (24): Why Not Grow Bigger?14
HumourThe other dictionary (4)15
AnalysisSex Bias - Does medication have different effects on female and male organisms?16
AnalysisSynthetic Life - A bacterial cell controlled by a chemically synthesized genome. Is that already synthetic life?20
AnalysisInterview - Jennifer Rohn reveals why lab life, science and fiction are her inspiration24
Journal ClubBarcelona/Spain - The protein (sequence) space is expanding like the universe30
Journal ClubNijmegen/Netherlands - A new microbial pathway to produce oxygen from nitrate32
Journal ClubMadrid/Spain - A novel key mechanism in cortical development34
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XXIII) - Funding opportunities in Norway − where research is gradually becoming a priority36
HumourOne fine day in the lab (19)41
Publication StatisticsUrology research in Europe42
Publication StatisticsDon’t be misled by citation figures! (22): Lucky Outliers45
Biobiz"World’s largest patent offices enhance collaboration / Lithuania’s Fermentas acquired / Wellcome Trust extends drug discovery funding "46
BiobizGerman venture capital firm focuses on later stage European health care companies 47
Biobiz"Next-generation sequencing - While several manufacturers launch price cutting sequencing systems, former 454 protagonist Jonathan Rothberg is announcing his own solution"48
BiobizClose by Glide Pharma (Abingdon, UK) - A needle-free injection technology brings hope for half-hearted patients50
BiobizPersonal genomics - Direct-to-consumer tests face growing attention by public health agencies53
Products"Product survey: Mechanical Pipettes "54
MethodsBench philosophy (25): Communicating science60
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Effective lipofection62
ProductsMichael Ruse and Joseph Travis (Eds.): Evolution. The First Four Billion Years63
ProductsNew products64
HumourCartoon: Superdoc (19)74