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Furthering Insight and Productivity in Cell Biology with Real-Time Quantitative Live-Cell Analysis

In this webinar you’ll learn how live-cell analysis offers you a whole range of new tools for studying your cells in culture, in real-time. The main points we’ll cover are: How live-cell imaging can allow you to perform detailed, real-time analyses, such as reporter assays, live phenotypic analysis, cell migration, and more, on your cultured cells, without taking them […]

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In Cells and Model Organisms 10th of May, 2016 Presented by: Fiona Tulloch
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PCR Problems? Try an Additive

You've tried all the usual stuff, and checked the primer sequences twice, but still can't get that PCR fragment amplified. It's time to enter the strange world of PCR additives. Over the years a variety of...
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Multifocal Structured Illumination Microscopy: The Fast Food of Super-Resolution Techniques

While most of us have heard of super resolution microscopy, many of you may not have heard of MSIM, or Multifocal Structured Illumination Microscopy. This under-the-radar imaging technique is relatively quick,...
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How to Fit in With a New Laboratory Group

Change is never easy, especially when you are trying to fit in with a new laboratory group. Here are some tips to make your transition bearable. Or even pleasant.
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Want NGS Success? Consider These Three Factors

NGS is still something a little scary for most operators. Mainly because of the price, which can make the pipette, in the hand of the best of us, shake a little with fear. And even though the protocols have...
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Sanger Sequencing: How the Genome Was Won

I’ve never run a sequencing gel in my life, but people around me did, and they spent a lot of time on getting it just right. Although the principle described by Sanger in 1975 sounds straightforward (1),...
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Online Schools for Learning How to Play in the R Coding Arena

So, you come from a non-coding background, but given the rapid growth of your research results, you have accrued a pile of data that needs data mining. Now, you can leave this to your bioinformatics core...
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Long-Range PCR: It’s About Choosing the Right Enzyme

The ability for DNA polymerase to copy a long stretch of DNA is becoming increasingly important. Why? It has to do with the advances in our sequencing technologies. Our next generation sequencing (NGS)...
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How to Make Lipid Bilayers

Supported lipid bilayers are a very useful tool in many fields of cell and membrane biology. But how easy is it to make them? Bilayers can be made quite reproducibly, once you have found a reliable protocol!...
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How to Access All Science for Free?

I am writing the revision of my latest manuscript: choleric Reviewer #2 argues that Bogdanov (2010) has already done the same work. Surprise! Bogdanov (2010) is not exactly available…the article is behind a...
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How to Make Your Own Luck in a Biochemistry Lab

During one of my first ever poster sessions, I was asked how I was able to make a particularly difficult-to-work-with protein soluble. My response was that I was just lucky. The venerable professor chuckled and...
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