The Scientist's April 12, 2004 issue will introduce a new, scientist-written column to its Research section entitled Research Vision. The column will feature renowned researchers writing firsthand about his or her experiments providing both a view into the scientific process, and a forecast for the applications of their work in the future.

"Up until now our articles been written solely by professional journalists," Richard Gallagher, editor of The Scientist, writes in his editorial column appearing in the issue. "Research Vision will provide a contrast: personal viewpoints from researchers working at the leading edges of science."

The inaugural Research Vision article is written by Matthias Mann, director of the Center for Experimental BioInformatics at the University of Southern Denmark. In his article, Mann discusses his work in organellar proteomics, particularly his attempt to assign functions to proteins by defining their location in the cell and the organelles with which...

The following Research Vision article, appearing in The Scientist's April 26 issue, is written by Leonard P. Guarente, Novartis professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a director at Elixir Pharmaceuticals. Guarente discusses his research of delaying the aging process through gene manipulation and the availability of anti-aging therapeutics in the future.

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