The A-Z List of Things that go "Missing" in the Lab

Here is a fun list of things that you are most likely to lose to light-fingered colleagues or nocturnal ghosts of academia. The emphasis here is on fun, so as disclaimers often go, if […]

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A World Where Mathematics And Microscopy Meet: Geometric Probability In Stereology Part Two

Following on from Part 1, we’ll now take a look at the actual use of geometric probability in stereology, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this technique. As you’ll know from the […]

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How To Get Organized With Reference Managers for Science – Mendeley

In this series of posts we are discussing the features of popular reference managers.  This post covers Mendeley, one of the most established reference managers.  I have a special fondness for Mendeley as it […]

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Celebrating The 60th Anniversary Of The Publication Of DNA Structure: Epigenetics And NGS Pave The Way Forward

Today, the 25th of April 2013, marks the 60th anniversary since the groundbreaking publication on DNA structure by James Watson and Francis Crick. In recent years we are witnessing another revolution in biology; epigenetics. And, like […]

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How To Get Organized With Reference Managers for Science – An Overview

The internet has provided us with simpler and quicker access to the latest research published in science, allowing us to view and download articles to keep for future reference. But how do you manage […]

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A World Where Mathematics And Microscopy Meet: Geometric Probability In Stereology Part One

The study of geometric probability in stereology may seem like a large, overwhelming area of focus but, don’t panic, it’s not! In fact, it is a very specific field that is likely to come […]

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Ten Bad Chemicals In The Lab and What They Do To You!

Researchers are surrounded by dangerous elements, from infectious microbes to cranky advisors.  With hazards all around, it’s easy to forget how deadly even common lab chemicals are. But don’t worry – we’ve compiled a […]

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Next Gen Sequencing Reveals Transposable Elements Can Re-wire Gene Regulatory Networks

In 1983, Barbara McClintock won a Nobel Prize for discovering transposable elements (TEs)- the first woman to solely win the Prize. These genetic parasites can copy themselves and jump around the genome, and, as […]

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Be a Science STAR at Your Next Interview!

Have you ever been to an interview where you felt like you didn't answer a question specifically, or kicked yourself afterward for not sharing a great example with the interviewer? If you have, you […]

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Overcoming The Limits Of Light: A Guide To Super Resolution Microscopy Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at diffraction limits and how these can be overcome using Super-Resolution Microscopy techniques. We covered Single Molecule Localization Techniques, Structured Illumination Microscopy and Stimulated Emission Depletion. In this second […]

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