Labtimes 07/2012 - Table of Content

News"Picture of the issue / Controversial GM food study dismissed by authorities / Wikipedia editing session honours forgotten female scientists / Recently Awarded / Nobel laureates reveal the downsides of winning the prize / ERC issues first European Scientif"6
HumourPaul the Postdoc6
OpinionResearch letter from... Israel: Learning to Sleep14
OpinionObservations of The Owl (40): Just a Nice Try16
OpinionOver the Line? (7): Lanced Arm-is-strong18
Analysis"Public Research in France Will the new government improve the situation for scientists? "20
HumourOne fine day in the lab 27
AnalysisBiased Neuroscience Methods What are the pitfalls when analysing EEG and fMRI data?28
Journal ClubAarhus/Denmark Protein crystals reveal how the complement system is activated32
Journal ClubAthens/Greece Explaining the diversity paradox of rhinoviruses34
Journal ClubPorto/Portugal Pigmentation genes reveal when the first humans migrated out of Africa36
Publication StatisticsVirus research in Europe38
Publication StatisticsWhat's behind paper retractions? (13): Why Retraction Notices Matter41
BiobizHungarian vaccine maker to develop HPV treatment / Ten-fold return for French investment bank / Confusion about “contaminated” flu vaccines / Swiss firm aims at spasticity drug42
BiobizControversy over bee mortality Honey bees and pesticides: The killing fields?44
BiobizCompany Feature In Dresden, Germany, a small bioinformatics company is trying to establish an alternative to the PubMed database. Real hope for those who trawl through biomedical literature?50
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Plant cellulose hydrogel for 3D cell culture53
MethodsBench philosophy (41): Genome editing with TALENs54
ProductsProduct survey: Mutagenesis kits56
ProductsNew products60
BooksBad Pharma by Ben Goldacre61
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XXXIX) More than ice hockey and maple syrup: Research in Canada62
HumourCartoon: Cynical Sid (14)74