A cool paper on the role basic transcription machinery (the Mediator) in obesity. In the heart.
The funny thing is - I (and others) cloned the yeast homolog of Med12 in a screen for de-repression of glucose repressed genes. Almost before some of you were born :-)
Taking care of children messes with your brain:
But in a good way…
Continued discussion on Alberts et al. (see my previous post)
The thought of running a research institute more like a company is very interesting (if unappealing).
A huge retraction:
An interesting and worthwhile read on stem cell research funding in California
So what do you do when someone proves that your “bigfoot” samples are junk?
“Return to the forests with renewed enthusiasm in search of the “golden hair”” is certainly one option...
I need few more guys in my lab.
A random fascinating reading: did you know that USA Goalie (and the best US player in the Belgium game by far) has Tourette’s syndrome?
There is only one way this paper could be taken seriously: if it came from Harvard. Oh wait, it did.
And it is being taken seriously for sure:
I suggest a follow-up study: keep the weight relatively constant and vary the kind of liquid being consumed: beer vs. whiskey.
Speaking of beer: here's an alternative career path:
Looking forward to Janelia Pale Ale.