Nature Reports Stem Cells Site is just about to launch

Wow, I first heard the online stem cell initiative of Nature called Nature Reports Stem Cells in November, 2006, when they hunted for editors but now it is real and I am excited about the initiative, although the concept is not yet clear. Hub of information for stem cell researchers, Stem Cell Primer and other… Continue reading Nature Reports Stem Cells Site is just about to launch

Who wants to host the best laboratory website competition?

We have many candidates now for good laboratory websites due to the post What does a good laboratory homepage look like? Show me at least one! All we need is an organizer, an institution (academies, universities, science publishing groups, research institutes, biotech firms, IT companies, rich science freak private people…) someone who can host this… Continue reading Who wants to host the best laboratory website competition?

Blogxperiment: science article popularization with Contents

The question of the blogxperiment series is: What are the good ways to summarize peer-review articles for a more general readership and transmit scholarly knowledge and literature? After showing an abstract and some graphics of a sample review on mitochondrial fusion and division apparatus here I wonder whether the simple copy of the Contents is… Continue reading Blogxperiment: science article popularization with Contents

Free Nature Reviews Neuroscience Issue in May

From the Nautilus blog by Maxine Clarke: “Nature Reviews Neuroscience is the no. 1 monthly review journal in neuroscience, with an impact factor of 20.951. In May, online access to the entire issue is free.” I would like to offer these articles which could be of interest for stem cell biologists: Research Highlights Neurogenesis: Single… Continue reading Free Nature Reviews Neuroscience Issue in May

Futures in biotech: podcast from the TWiT Netcast Network

Futures in biotech is the most advanced biotech podcast I’ve met till now, although it is far from being perfect. It is the podcast of the professional and alphageek TWiT Netcast Network. The hosts of the show are Marc Pelletier, who in his civil life is a Biomedical Research Scientist at Yale School of Medicine… Continue reading Futures in biotech: podcast from the TWiT Netcast Network

Why aging is an unnatural process? An argument from Atul Gawande

There is a formulation of the argument on why aging should be considered as an unnatural process by Atul Gawande in the current The Way We Age Now report in The New Yorker: “..scientists do not believe that our life spans are actually programmed into us. After all, for most of our hundred-thousand-year existence—all but… Continue reading Why aging is an unnatural process? An argument from Atul Gawande