Labtimes 06/2012 - Table of Content

NewsPicture of the issue / Latest retractions involving European scientists / YouTube hosts Space Lab initiative / Recently Awarded / A new database lists Europe’s 100 worst invasive species / The academic library in an Open Access future / Ig Nobels awarded6
HumourPaul the Postdoc6
OpinionResearch letter from... Turkey: SAD Hypotheses14
OpinionObservations of The Owl (39): Scooped!16
OpinionOver the Line? (6): A Text Without Emotion Will Always Walk Alone...18
AnalysisPerner versus Fresenius Kabi - A German pharma company is not happy with a Danish researcher’s publication20
AnalysisScience Online Games How your competitive instinct can help advance science or just keep you entertained26
Journal ClubOslo/Norway Pathogenic Meningococcus helps to understand transformation30
Journal ClubKrakow/Poland Honey bee workers throw a new Queen’s plans32
Journal ClubGothenburg/Sweden Are there oogonial stem cells or not?34
AnalysisScience With a Funny Bone - European experts pit microbes against each other in an epic Olympic battle36
Publication StatisticsPalaeobiology in Europe38
Publication StatisticsWhat's behind paper retractions? (12): Delaying the Inevitable?41
BiobizWater Bath Reloaded By dipping into water, a British company revives an ancient PCR technique42
BiobizBest Selling Vaccines 216 years after Edward Jenner’s pioneering activities, vaccine sales rise to over €5 billion44
BiobizDanish delicacies bring in up to €856 million / Syngenta looks at Belgian agri-biotech45
BiobizCompany Feature Italy’s Mediapharma concentrates on antibody therapy, even though these “miracle drugs” have been increasingly discredited as overblown moneyburners. A visit to Chieti, Central Italy46
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Multiple Quick-Changes49
MethodsBench philosophy (40): Eleven Flow Cytometry Tips50
ProductsProduct survey: Manual DNA extraction52
ProductsNew products57
BooksMolecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual by Michael Green & Joseph Sambrook58
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XXXVIII) Doing a postdoc in the German life sciences industry59
HumourOne fine day in the lab 60
HumourCartoon: Cynical Sid (13)66