Labtimes 03/2013 - Table of Content

HumourPaul the Postdoc6
NewsPicture of the issue / COPE releases new guidelines for peer reviewers / Fake journal websites rip off scientists / Recently Awarded / New UK brain network launched / Letter to the editor / Austrian Academy of Sciences comes to terms with its past / French researchers identify what truly triggers dandruff6
OpinionResearch letter from... England: Tales of Toilet Terror13
OpinionObservations of The Owl (43): Important Negatives14
OpinionOver the Line? (10): The Pain of Your First Love15
AnalysisCover Story - Why are results from plant science taken less seriously than from animal or human research?16
AnalysisInterview - Suresh Rattan explains why ageing research is most likely approached from the wrong angle22
Journal ClubGlasgow/Scotland An emerging viral pathogen conquers Europe. It’s time to stop it!26
Journal ClubMunich/Germany Finally, the target of the Elongation Factor P has been identified28
Journal ClubVerona/Italy Carotenoids play important functions in photoprotection. But not only there30
Publication StatisticsEndocrinology and Metabolism Research in Europe32
Publication StatisticsWhat's behind paper retractions? (16): A Funny Business35
BiobizBelgium’s MdxHealth announces results / Thermo Fisher to take over Life Technologies36
BiobizEyevensys and Gensight set big hopes on gene therapy / Data forger behind bars37
BiobizPublishing business Elsevier takes over open source start-up, Mendeley38
BiobizEurope’s research into rare diseases (I) The European Community is funding R&D for rare diseases and orphan drugs, to help finding cures for illnesses that concern small numbers of patients (1st of a two-part series)39
MethodsBench philosophy (44): RNA sequencing44
MethodsTips and tricks of the trade: Predictor programme iAMP-2L46
ProductsProduct survey: ELISA Kits47
ProductsNew products53
BooksHow the Dog Became the Dog, by Mark Derr54
AnalysisCareer strategies for young European scientists (XLII) - From fishing village to Asia’s biopolis – Welcome to Singapore (Part 1)55
HumourOne fine day in the lab 60
HumourCartoon: Cynical Sid (17)66