For benchwork scientists, it’s always Christmas time: unpacking kits and gifts

One particular advantage of being an experimental scientist is that you are getting nicely packed gifts all the time as you are constantly ordering the kits and material that you need for you experiments. For instance I’ve just got this cute, childishly designed Micro BCA Protein Assay Kit developed for measuring protein concentration in the… Continue reading For benchwork scientists, it’s always Christmas time: unpacking kits and gifts

3minutemadness at SciFoo, 2007

At the opening session at SciFoo at the Googleplex, everybody had to stand up and say 1 intro sentence and 3 words or phrases describing the interests and expertises of the person. pseudonomad caught my intro (the name of the picture: 3minutemadness) with his iPhone: What did I say exactly: don’t remember the intro (a… Continue reading 3minutemadness at SciFoo, 2007

Trends in Nature’s July top ten PDF downloads: 5 stem cell papers!

Maxine Clarke over at Nature’s Nautilus blog published Nature’s July top ten PDF downloads. July was a particularly strong month for Nature concerning pluripotency and embryonic stem cells as 5 out of the 10 top ten downloads, that is 50% of the most popular articles are tinkering with stem cell biology. The other trend: microRNAs,… Continue reading Trends in Nature’s July top ten PDF downloads: 5 stem cell papers!