Advertisement
MO BIO
MO BIO

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Most Recent

Wanna be a marine rock star?

By | May 18, 2007

The band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets is inviting marine biologists to be in their new music video for a song about -- yes, of course, marine biology. You can catch the linkurl:song;http://www.thickets.net/toren/darkestofthehillsidethickets.mp3 here, a ditty they call "A Marine Biologist" -- "a fun little number about bathyscaphes, benthic trawlers, giant squid, etc, " according to the band. The band's plan is to film marine biologists at work, adding text at the bottom of the screen d

0 Comments

UK fraudsters, your number's up

By | May 14, 2007

All those British whistleblowers wondering who they should tell about the medical research misconduct going on under their noses now have a hotline direct to the very people who can do something about it. That's right, by calling 0844 77 00 644, anyone involved in issues related to misconduct in research can confess all to the nice people at the UK Panel for Research Integrity in Health and Biomedical Sciences. The hotline, launched, launched Friday, is reportedly completely confidential, and

1 Comment

Neurogenic monkey brains

By | May 9, 2007

Last week the Journal of Neuroscience published linkurl:findings;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=17475797&query_hl=9&itool=pubmed_docsum suggesting antidepressant treatment stimulates neurogenesis in primates, something researchers had spotted in rodents and tree shrews previously. These results, which report neurogenesis in monkeys undergoing electroconvulsive shock (ECS), come close to confirming a hunch by linkurl:Brain Cells In

0 Comments

Selling stem cells door-to-door

By | May 8, 2007

Yesterday afternoon, the front stoop on every house on my block was tagged by a bright neon piece of paper tucked into the railings. Pulling out mine, I was greeted with the message "What have your STEM CELLS done for you lately?" That was just the beginning. "Why not have your own ADULT STEM CELLS work to enhance your health?" The product is "a concentrated natural aquabotanical extract that 'wakes up' our body's stem cells and puts them to work!" For just

2 Comments

Was Bono really at BIO?

By | May 8, 2007

There's a rumor going round the exhibition hall that Bono made an unannounced visit yesterday morning. Our very own director of business development, Jeremy Abbate, told me that Bono was walking around the hall and even visited our exhibition stand. Apparently Bono was attracted to our newly launched biotechnology magazine linkurl:Biotech360;http://www.biotech360.com/ , as it features the headline __Can biotechnology save the developing world__ on the front cover, though I think that he would ha

0 Comments

BIO and the Fourth Estate

By | May 7, 2007

The annual linkurl:BIO International Convention;http://www.bio2007.org/ is under way in Boston, and already TV programs, newspaper articles and blogs are fizzing with stories of the great and the good in biotechnology. But there will be one notable exception to the blanket coverage of the event. Reporters entering the press room were greeted with a sign stating that the media will not be able to attend the linkurl:keynote presentation on Tuesday;http://www.bio2007.org/Attendees/educational_sessi

0 Comments

A scientist/Chippendale dancer?

By | May 4, 2007

Anyone planning to watch "Pirate Master"? It's a new reality TV show on CBS where cameras follow 16 people as they live on a pirate ship and search the Caribbean for clues to find $1 million. I didn't even know the show existed until my online search for news brought me to the homepage of one contestant, linkurl:John Lakness;http://www.cbs.com/primetime/pirate_master/bios/john.shtml -- whose occupation is listed as "scientist/Chippendale dancer." Relax, ladies -- he'

0 Comments

Grief and the NAS

By | May 2, 2007

I sent a note to our editorial board member, Steve Block, to congratulate him on his linkurl:election into the National Academies of Science;http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=05012007 this week. He got back to me mentioning that the honor was juxtaposed with grief over the recent death of "our beloved lab espresso machine." Just as I was thinking, "What an odd name for a Labrador!" I remembered the linkurl:stupendous coffee maker;http://www.stanf

0 Comments

Cloned wolf real, panel says

By | April 27, 2007

A South Korean panel that investigated a pulled wolf cloning study ruled today (April 27) that the research team indeed cloned gray wolves, but committed errors in presenting their findings. The journal Cloning and Stem Cells pulled the study linkurl:earlier this month;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53065/ after the authors asked to make changes to the text. Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage on Monday.

0 Comments

Journal retracts duplicate publication

By | April 26, 2007

The journal Fertility and Sterility has retracted a linkurl:duplicate paper;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53061/ about the use of real-time PCR in premature ovarian failure, following a Korean researcher's linkurl:claim;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/52859/ that the work was copied from another paper he co-authored in a Korean journal. The scientist listed on both papers has been barred from contributing to the journal for three years. The paper was retracted because

0 Comments

Follow The Scientist

icon-facebook icon-linkedin icon-twitter icon-vimeo icon-youtube
Advertisement
Cisbio
Cisbio

Stay Connected with The Scientist

  • icon-facebook The Scientist Magazine
  • icon-facebook The Scientist Careers
  • icon-facebook Neuroscience Research Techniques
  • icon-facebook Genetic Research Techniques
  • icon-facebook Cell Culture Techniques
  • icon-facebook Microbiology and Immunology
  • icon-facebook Cancer Research and Technology
  • icon-facebook Stem Cell and Regenerative Science
Advertisement
BioTek
BioTek
Advertisement
The Scientist
The Scientist
Life Technologies