|Humour||Paul the Postdoc||6|
|News||"An odd case of plagiarism / Medical ghostwriting / Recently awarded /
European research Council (ERC) evaluation / Artificial nerve cells
|Opinion||"Research letter from ... a German Beer Garden: The ‘Bitter Dozen’
|Opinion||"Observations of The Owl (19): What’s Sex?
|Analysis||"Structural Biology: Gerard Kleywegt, new head of EMBL’s Protein Data Bank in Cambridge, talks about
pitfalls in determining 3D structures of proteins – and what has to be done to minimise them
|Analysis||"Evolution of sexual reproduction: Sexual reproduction requires much higher efforts compared to asexual propagation.
So, to what advantage has it evolved anyway?
|Journal Club||Aarhus/Denmark: RNAs in transcription control||30|
|Journal Club||Zurich/Switzerland: Interleukin signalling in chronic viral infections||32|
|Analysis||Career strategies for young European scientists (XVIII): Doing a PhD (or more) in Portugal||36|
|Journal Club||Athens/Greece: Protein degradation in Parkinson’s disease||34|
|Publication Statistics ||Cell biology in Europe||42|
|Publication Statistics ||Don’t be misled by citation figures! (18): Journal Tuning||45|
|Biobiz||"News: Genmab’s lead cancer drug disappoints / A small company is going to overthrow the world
of genomic sequencing / France’s investment funds carry cash to Germany"||46|
|Biobiz||Interview with Jean de Barry, co-founder of Innovative Health Diagnostics (IHD), Strasbourg, France||48|
|Biobiz||Patent law: The Max Planck Society has joined forces with a biotech company and is suing three prominent US institutions. Billion dollar patents are at stake.||51|
|Methods||Tips and tricks of the trade: Coloured agar plates||57|
|Methods||Bench philosophy (20): Free lab software||58|
|Books||"The Machinery of Life, by David Goodsell
|Products||Product survey: Cell Sorting||61|
|Humour||Cartoon: Superdoc (14)||78|