Labtimes 04/2012 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
NewsPicture of the issue / Easier author identification / Global Research Council formed to standardise science / Recently Awarded / Letter to the editor / Protests against GM crops flare up in the UK / Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine awarded / British researchers find a universal marker of circadian rhythms6
OpinionResearch letter from... Denmark: Tears of a Botox Clown13
OpinionObservations of The Owl (37): Wild Changes14
OpinionOver the Line? (4): The Bavarian Cure15
AnalysisInterview: Three malaria researchers chat about the risks and benefits of GM technology in insects16
AnalysisUK University Culture Business practises at Queen Mary University London make some scientists “redundant”20
AnalysisNuclear Fallout: Accidental radiolabelling gives Karolinska researchers fascinating insights into the ages of cells25
HumourOne fine day in the lab 27
Journal ClubLausanne/Switzerland Do tortoises prefer mutant or wildtype food?28
Journal ClubLyon/France A world without music – what can amusia teach us?30
Publication StatisticsAging Research in Europe32
Publication StatisticsWhat’s behind paper retractions? (10): That Sounds Familiar35
BiobizRoche gets another expensive antibody drug approved / Serono workers go on strike36
BiobizBelgian-Swedish blood thinner makes thick problems / Germany’s Cellzome sold to GSK37
BiobizPharming: Drugs from Carrots Israeli Protalix Biotherapeutics the first to make human drugs produced by transgenic plants38
BiobizWant a Job? The hunt for jobs is hard. Are recruitment agencies helpful?41
MethodsBench philosophy (38): PDF-viewer Utopia Documents44
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: New freeze-centrifugation technique to concentrate proteins46
ProductsProduct survey: Flow cytometers50
ProductsNew products51
BooksReinventing Discovery by quantum computing specialist, Michael Nielsen52
Books21st Century Guidebook to Fungi by mycologists David Moore, Geoff Robson and Tony Trinci53
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XXXVI) Cold Spring Harbor Lab on course to expansion54
HumourCartoon: Cynical Sid (11)66