Interview Techniques and Tips: The Thank You Note

We have discussed the importance of thank you emails and thank you cards ad nauseum. If you have read this blog more than three or four times, you have undoubtedly heard each of us […]

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RNases: Their baddie super-powers explained (and how you can defeat them)

RNases are like the baddie super-heroes amongst laboratory enzymes. They are omnipotent, destructive and seemingly indestructible. This is because they were created by evil overlords, for the sole purpose making life difficult for the […]

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The Cell: An Image Library-CCDB – Tutorial Part 4

Following on from the last Tutorial, we’ll now take a look at the License category and how to search using the three categories of scientific terms found in The Cell. License The License category […]

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Sharing and Transferring Gigabytes of Data

Great Scott! 1.21 gigabytes of data!!! The conundrum is not 'Where can I store massive amounts of information', but 'How can I quickly share massive amounts of information all at once?!' I’m certain this […]

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Tips for Uncluttering your Email Box

In the hectic world we live in you may not be away from your computer for more than an hour and the emails pile up. Setting aside a couple of time blocks each day […]

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Cell Culture on a Budget: Homemade Fixes

Mammalian cell culture can easily deplete grant funds and a lot of companies are eager to help you with this! But you don’t always have to buy fancy equipment or hot new reagents to […]

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Successfully Navigated an Interview: That’s Great, but Now What?

Interviews are great - sometimes it feels good to have been invited in to compete for a position. Interviews are also a crucial time to ask, "What's next?" This critical question will help you understand the […]

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Acid Fast: A Histology Tool To Detect Bacteria and TB

 What Does Acid-Fast Stain? Acid-Fast (AF) is an important special staining technique used in the histology lab. This is adifferential stain used to identify acid-fast bacterial organisms, such as members of the genus Mycobacterium and Nocardia. The discovery of […]

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Sorting Large Cells and Materials by Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometers and cell sorters were designed with blood cells in mind. This means that commercial cell sorters are optimized for sorting cells typically smaller than about 20 µm in diameter. However, it turns […]

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Chemistry Spies: pH meters, Buffers and You

The pH meter is probably the least understood and most abused piece of equipment in the biological lab, probably because it is an undercover agent from chemistry and only a rare biologist likes chemistry. […]

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