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How far is India from Europe?

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

The launch of a new partnership between EMBO and India made me think about what international connections mean to European research. One of the pleasures of being a research scientist is the opportunity to travel and explore different parts of the world. I’ve visited many countries and I have friends living and working all over,[…]

another attempt to widen access

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016

Sorry for all the messing about, but there are now a number of ways of accessing  my latest polemic which is called The last 50 years: mismeasurement and mismanagement are impeding scientific research. Here is one http://making-of-a-fly.me/files/pdf/Lawrence-2016.pdf   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Using the mouse to model human disease: increasing validity and reproducibility

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016

This editorial by Monica J. Justice and Paraminder Dhillon was first published in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   ABSTRACT Experiments that use the mouse as a model for disease have recently come under scrutiny because of the repeated failure of data, particularly derived from preclinical studies, to be replicated or translated to humans. The usefulness of[…]

21st Century Journal Clubs

Posted by on February 2nd, 2016

Does anyone have 21st century ideas on how to run a diverse (not just developmental biology) departmental journal club? (+1 rating, 1 votes) Loading…

Question of the month- patenting public research

Posted by on January 29th, 2016

Last week the Montreal Neurological Institute announced that it will become the first fully Open Science academic institute. In addition to  making their results and data available for free upon publication, this initiative also includes a  commitment not to register patents on any of their discoveries. This announcement comes in contrast with the ongoing heated dispute on[…]

Peter Lawrence

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

What ho nodites, I am putting here a link to my latest polemic on the issues discussed in the interview and some others. Of course being carefully written it is a little more accurate and pointed and widely ranging than the verbatim interview. There might be a way of reading it gratis if you drop[…]

Drawing Embryos, Seeing Development

Posted by on January 25th, 2016

  Today, when we want to capture an image given by the microscope we can either snap a photograph of it or obtain a computer-generated image. But prior to when photographic methods began making their way into biology labs and journals, this meant you had to draw it. For embryologists, this meant creating accurate, detailed[…]

Mole- So now you have your own lab! Part VIII- Money Matters

Posted by on January 11th, 2016

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.   Part I- ‘The imposter’ Part II- ‘The teaching monster’ Part III- ‘The Pact’ Part IV- ‘The fit’ Part V- ‘The plan’ Part VI- ‘FCTWAWKI’ Part VII- ‘Beaten and bruised’ (+2 rating, 2 votes) Loading…

Future developments: your thoughts and our plans

Posted by on January 5th, 2016

This editorial by Olivier Pourquié and Katherine Brown first appeared in Development.   As a journal with its community very much at its heart, we here at Development believe it is essential to ensure we take your opinions into account when planning for the future. It was with this ethos in mind that we recently[…]

Mole- So now you have your own lab! Part VII- Beaten & Bruised

Posted by on December 29th, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.   Part I- ‘The imposter’ Part II- ‘The teaching monster’ Part III- ‘The Pact’ Part IV- ‘The fit’ Part V- ‘The plan’ Part VI- ‘FCTWAWKI’ (+2 rating, 2 votes) Loading…