Join the club: Ten benefits of joining a professional scientific society

If you already spend all day hanging out with other scientists, the last thing you might feel like doing is joining a professional scientific society. With today’s shrinking budgets, you might also start to […]

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Getting Those Chromosomes To Spread- A Beginner’s Guide To Meiotic Chromosome Spreads

So you want to do meiotic spreads do you? Maybe it’s to check if meiosis is progressing the way it should, or even to look for sites of DNA damage. Whatever the case this […]

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RNases can be useful too…

Ribonucleases (RNases). We've been giving them a hard time here lately. We've been talking about how they are the bane of the lives of of researchers who work with RNA. And we've told you […]

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Blast your way to quicker, cheaper bacterial transformations

If you want a more efficient, cheaper way to do bacterial transformation, if using a small DIY cannon to create a shockwave that forces bacteria to take up DNA from its surroundings sounds like your […]

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Brahe's Battle: Kickstarting Science With Rap

“Science” and “rap” are not the two words I expected to find in one sentence. How very small-minded of me. Much to my surprise I discovered that in 2010 Bitesize Bio had a BioPop […]

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Another Revolution In NGS? Exciting Times Ahead With Nanopore Sequencing Technology

New sequencing technologies are largely funded with the hope that the next technology will take sequencers into the diagnostics world. This requires overcoming two present hurdles: cost per base and turnaround time. At the […]

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The Tale of Two Lab Management Strategies

According to the philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn, experimental science relies more on  scientists’ emulation of each other as apposed to theoretical knowledge; e.g. it’s more like craft, which is transferred from person to […]

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Surviving the Big Chill: Freezing and Thawing Mammalian Cells

Cryopreservation is crucial to long-term maintenance of cells. Not even the most diligent and dedicated scientist is capable of maintaining a cell line day in and day out for years. Additionally, cells can change […]

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Overcoming The Limits Of Light: A Guide To Super Resolution Microscopy Part 1

If you’re reading our Microscopy and Imaging Channel here on BitesizeBio, you might have heard about the new techniques which fall under the umbrella of ‘Super-Resolution Microscopy’. In her recent article, Cynthia introduced us […]

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Basic Parameters Measured by a Flow Cytometer: What is Scattered Light and Absolute Fluorescence?

Now that you have a basic understanding of the inner workings of a flow cytometer, it’s important to grasp the types of measurements that are being made and, perhaps more importantly, what measurements are […]

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