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The Scientist Staff | Mar 31, 2013
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Best Places to Work Industry, 2011
Hannah Waters | Apr 30, 2011
By Hannah Waters Best Places to Work Industry, 2011 By forging new relationships and finding novel uses for existing technologies, this year’s top companies are employing creative ways to advance their science. Like the reeds of an old Aesop fable, the companies that topped our 2011 Best Places to Work in Industry survey are bending—but not breaking—under the strain of continued economic adversity. With funding agencies still awarding grants onl
An Insoluble Problem?
Robert Michael Stroud | Apr 30, 2011
By Robert Michael Stroud An Insoluble Problem? The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome Computer artwork of a G protein-coupled receptor in the lipid bilayer of a plasma membrane Medi-Mation Ltd / Photo Researchers Membrane proteins represent only a handful of the total number of protein structures defined to date. Yet these proteins, which represent nearly 40 percent of all known proteins, including recepto
Control from Without
Richard P. Grant | Apr 30, 2011
By Richard P. Grant Control from Without Courtesy of Bruce Vogel (hemicentin-GFP in C. elegans) The paper X. Xu, B.E. Vogel, “A secreted protein promotes cleavage furrow maturation during cytokinesis,” Curr Biol, 21:114-19, 2011. Free F1000 Evaluation The finding Successful cell division is critical to the survival of all life and depends on the coordinated actions of dozens of proteins. Bruce Vogel, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore
Hangover Headache
Hannah Waters | Apr 30, 2011
By Hannah Waters Hangover Headache Alfred Pasieka / Photo Researchers, Inc The paper C.R. Maxwell et al., “Acetate causes alcohol hangover headache in rats,” PLoS ONE, 5:e15963, 2010. Free F1000 Evaluation The finding While many people get a headache after drinking alcohol, migraineurs have more severe headaches induced by fewer drinks. Using a rat model of migraines, Michael Oshinsky of Thomas Jefferson University and colleagues show that the
Survey Questions
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2011
Survey Questions Best Places to Work Industry 2011 Category Question Research Environment My company provides adequate funding for my research. Research Environment My company’s research mission is logical and practical, and I understand my role in it. Research Environment Open collaboration with other company scientists helps ensure that I meet the company’s goals. Research Envi
Compact Model T
Hannah Waters | Apr 30, 2011
By Hannah Waters Compact Model T Dr. Klaus Boller / Photo Researchers, Inc (Human T Cell during Metaphase) The paper J.S. Rawlings et al., “Chromatin condensation via the condensin II complex is required for peripheral T-cell quiescence,” The EMBO Journal, 30:263-76, 2011. Free F1000 Evaluation The finding Naïve T cells remain in a quiescent state, becoming activated only when they encounter their complementary antigen during an immune res
Survey Methodology
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2011
Survey Methodology Survey Form: A Web-based survey form was posted at www.the-scientist.com from September 8 to November 29, 2010. Results were collected and collated automatically.Invitations: E-mail invitations were sent to readers of The Scientist and registrants on The Scientist web site who identified themselves as working in commercial or industrial companies.Responses: 2,213 useable and qualified responses were received. Responses were rejected if the
Making the Gradient
Karen Hopkin | Apr 30, 2011
By Karen Hopkin Making the Gradient Ron Kaback didn’t believe that electrochemical gradients could power the transport of sugars and amino acids across cell membranes—until he proved that they do. H. RONALD KABACK Professor of Physiology University of California, Los Angeles F1000 Faculty Member: Neuronal Signaling Mechanisms Photo © 2011 Jim Cornfield Ron Kaback got hooked on membrane transport as a medical student at the Albert Einstei
Book excerpt from The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Laura J. Snyder | Apr 30, 2011
By Laura J. Snyder Book excerpt from The Philosophical Breakfast Club In Chapter 8, “A Divine Programmer,” author Laura J. Snyder explains how Darwin’s own ideas on evolution may have been influenced at lavish parties hosted by one of the club’s members, Charles Babbage On Monday, February 27, 1837, Charles Darwin delivered a talk at a meeting of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Darwin wrote to his sister Caroline that night with news of