How to get Organised With Reference Managers for Science- Papers

My previous posts on reference mangers have discussed Mendeley and ReadCube. Today I will be discussing Papers, the reference manager I first encountered and the one favoured by many academics, including my PhD supervisor. […]

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An Introduction to Spectral Overlap and Compensation Protocols in Flow Cytometry

It strikes fear into the hearts of new cytometrists. Compensation. More fights have started over the proper way to compensate at meetings. This article will strive to shed some light on the principles of […]

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Why Is It Important To Run Your NGS Gels Consistently?

This article discusses some of the important things to consider if you are using agarose gel electrophoresis for size-selection of your NGS libraries. Gel electrophoresis is a simple and very commonly used technique in most […]

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What's in a Number: Getting the Right Passage in Cell Culture

Getting the Right Passage Number Using an American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) reference strain for every experiment would be great, but not all that practical. So, most labs subculture their cells into a new […]

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How DNA Gel Extraction Works

Isolating pure DNA is key to many downstream applications for molecular biologists.  Isolating large quantities of pure DNA used to be a laborious task.  But thanks to commercially available kits, older methods have been […]

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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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