Why I failed as the 42nd in the iPhone line and why it is not a problem

I just got back to my Uptown New Orleans apartment from the 5300 Tchoupitoulas St. Cingular store, where I was unable to buy the last 4 gig iPhone. Why? I do not have an American social security number yet as I’ve just arrived to the States 2 weeks ago and applied for the SSN last… Continue reading Why I failed as the 42nd in the iPhone line and why it is not a problem

Let’s build Stem Cell Labs on the Globe with Google My Maps!

Stem Cell Labs on the Globe is a would-be map of important, worldwide stem cell locations made by Google My Maps. Let us help to build it further in order to easily find all the interesting academic stem cell places that you need to know. With Google My Maps you can create personalized, annotated, customized… Continue reading Let’s build Stem Cell Labs on the Globe with Google My Maps!

Off-the-shelf skin replacements are on their way…

UK scientists in artificial skin breakthrough: “A long-lasting artificial skin has been developed by British researchers. The Cambridge-based Intercytex Group Plc has announced that tests had produced promising results in healing wounds in early clinical trials…. ICX-SKN is created from a matrix produced by the same skin cells that are responsible for synthesising new tissue… Continue reading Off-the-shelf skin replacements are on their way…

Choosing a proper title for the thesis: The physiologic role of stem cells…

In my last “live” thesis post I said that the first steps of building a thesis are: figuring out a unifying concept behind all my experimental work and finding a proper thesis title. During my PhD work I’ve done various stem cell transplantations (local and systemic) into brain, heart, muscle tissues using different stem cell… Continue reading Choosing a proper title for the thesis: The physiologic role of stem cells…

Science Hacker: my Nature Network miniblog

I started Science Hacker (sometimes I rename it to Biotech Geek depending on the post) on Nature Network in May and at the present moment you can find there post excerpts out of Pimm. But I plan to fill it with an original content too and my first de novo post there is: Would you… Continue reading Science Hacker: my Nature Network miniblog

Nature Precedings: a free preprint, poster and presentation sharing science service

Nature Precedings is “a free online service that enables researchers to rapidly share, discuss, and cite their early findings” launched on 18th June. I was really happy to be a beta tester, contribute and help to clear out some bugs. This line is from one of my mails 2 weeks before: “I find the idea… Continue reading Nature Precedings: a free preprint, poster and presentation sharing science service

Moving to New Orleans, starting a new life…and finding an apartment

I’ve already made some hints here, but now it is “official”: we (the new family) are moving to New Orleans on the 16th, June and I start my first postdoc job in a terrific laboratory I’ve already visited back in March. We have only one problem left: finding a proper appartment in New Orleans from… Continue reading Moving to New Orleans, starting a new life…and finding an apartment

Prepare for the ISSCR 2007 stem cell party! June, 17-20

5th International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISCCR) Annual Meeting will be held this weekend June 17-20, at the Cairns Convention Centre Queensland, Australia and the schedule is exciting. Unfortunately it is improbable that there will be a pioneer web coverage on this mainstream congress as it happened in the case of the Edmonton Aging… Continue reading Prepare for the ISSCR 2007 stem cell party! June, 17-20

Uncensored gmail chat between 2 science bloggers on adult issues

me: Hi Bora, can you send me the Nature piece on the Blogging Anthology? I am not in the Institute and do not have subscription http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/full/447779b.html Sent at 8:58 PM on Wednesday me: cheers 🙂 Bora: No problem. Thanks. me: wait that is some old stuff. Published online: 22 January 2007; | doi:10.1038/news070122-I’ve read that… Continue reading Uncensored gmail chat between 2 science bloggers on adult issues

Scintilla, a science aggregator and recommendation engine freshly from the Natureplex

The Natureplex (Nature Web Publishing Department on the second floor of a renovated warehouse with around 25 people near at King’s Cross, London) nerds are still busy: Scintilla, a science recommendation engine was launched based on aggregating science content from RSS/Atom feeds of various websites. How could Scintilla (check what the term scintillation refers to,… Continue reading Scintilla, a science aggregator and recommendation engine freshly from the Natureplex

Abnormal whole body regeneration from the vasculature at the sea squirt

The sea squirt can regenerate its whole body from the vasculature. I asked Ayelet Voskoboynik, postdoctoral fellow from the Weissman lab, Stanford University, to tell us how. Their findings were published in a recent paper, entitled Striving for normality: whole body regeneration through a series of abnormal generations (FASEB Journal, 2007 May;21(7):1335-44.) Read the whole… Continue reading Abnormal whole body regeneration from the vasculature at the sea squirt

Biotech Geek Blogger goes Nature Stem Cell Blogger at the Niche

In my opinion the Google of science publishing is the umbrella brand Nature Publishing Group. The best indicator of it is the growing number of freshly released beta products making NPG web initiatives a heaven for scientific early adopters. As Timo Hannay, web editor of Nature said in an interview in Spiegel: The core business… Continue reading Biotech Geek Blogger goes Nature Stem Cell Blogger at the Niche

The Niche: The Stem Cell Blog hosted by Nature Stem Cell Reports

How many fine niche stem cell blogs do you know? 4-3-2-1? How many with an attractive, easy to remember name? 0? Good, short, actual and proper blog names are rare. Let me introduce you The Niche which intends to become THE Stem Cell Blog in the niche of the niches. It is the newest Nature… Continue reading The Niche: The Stem Cell Blog hosted by Nature Stem Cell Reports

Nature Reports Stem Cells is live from now on…for stem cell enthusiasts

No more waiting: Nature Reports Stem Cells (NRSC) launched today, and so finally there is a fully web native, scientifically high-end (naturally), freely accessible, all-in-one stem cell research hub site for everyone (especially for the researchers) to read, share, contribute and turn the acquired insights back into new experiments, policies, ethics, businesses and clinical trials.… Continue reading Nature Reports Stem Cells is live from now on…for stem cell enthusiasts

Industry and career focused stem cell report in the current Nature volume

Positively tuned (for the most part) report on stem cell science by Ricki Lewis: The hard cell Nature 447, 748-749 (June 2007) Excerpts, emphasis added by me: research in the field is thriving globally. At least 500 companies and collaborations have sprung up, 100 of them in the past year alone… A solid background for… Continue reading Industry and career focused stem cell report in the current Nature volume

The “live”, thesis building blogxperiment: progress through little steps

I am really grateful for the echoes in the scientific blogosphere on my live onblogging doctoral thesis trial. (I especially liked PZ Pharyngula Myers’ thesis story which inspired me to put some pictures and texts into Comic Life.) What is crucial here: this way I can perfectly match my professional daily job with my blogging… Continue reading The “live”, thesis building blogxperiment: progress through little steps

Forget about submitting your scientific papers written in Word 2007

Wow, I feel fresh air, although I am not sure whether the following news is a beginning of any deeper changes or not: From Science Authors Guideline: “Because of changes Microsoft has made in its recent Word release that are incompatible with our internal workflow, which was built around previous versions of the software, Science… Continue reading Forget about submitting your scientific papers written in Word 2007

Editing my doctoral thesis on stem cells in a blog: Why not?

OK folks, after reading the official rules about how to get and manage a doctoral thesis, and after speaking with my supervisor asking for his permission, I’ve decided to edit my ongoing doctoral thesis in Pimm. Or at least the introduction of it, which is intended to be no other than a review-like summary of… Continue reading Editing my doctoral thesis on stem cells in a blog: Why not?

Google searches: first 3 results or first 30 results?

In What Google Universal Search’s first 30 results know about “biotech blog” I wrote: “Everyday web users are strongly adapted to a situation in which 99% of their information comes from the first 30 results of a Google Search (the first 3 pages with divine power, if the setting is 10 results/page)” But I was… Continue reading Google searches: first 3 results or first 30 results?

Aubrey de Grey’s Google TechTalk on Prospects for extending healthy life – a lot

Aubrey de Grey‘s presentation in Google Tech Talk series at the Googleplex, Mountain View, May 29, 2007 (Thanks, Russell Whitaker). More on Aubrey on Pimm: Content of Ending Aging, Aubrey de Grey’s coming life extension book 3 Edmonton Aging (Life Extension) Symposium videos Blogterview with Aubrey de Grey: life extension stories

What Google Universal Search’s first 30 results know about “biotech blog”

Everyday web users are strongly adapted to a situation in which 99% of their information comes from the first 30 results of a Google Search (the first 3 pages with divine power, if the setting is 10 results/page). And they are strongly believe the results are significant in most cases. Right? So let us check… Continue reading What Google Universal Search’s first 30 results know about “biotech blog”