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Troubleshooting Surface Plasmon Resonance: Resolving Non-Specific Binding, Regeneration and Other Problems

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR), a label-free, real-time way to examine protein binding and other molecular interactions, is getting easier as manufacturers have streamlined SPR instruments and supporting...
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Mysterious miRNA: Identifying miRNAs and Their Targets

In my first article on this topic we delved into what miRNAs are, how they are generated, and their function. Now, we are going to discuss how to identify miRNAs and their targets. Why do you want to look at...
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How Many Data Points Do I Need For My Experiment?

To draw a convincing conclusion from your data, you cannot simply shoot for the standard significance cutoff. You also need to consider the statistical power, which is determined in part by the sample size in your experiment.
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Statistics for Biologists: Chi Square Test and its use in Biology

Statistics is one of the most hated subjects by biologists around the globe. In spite of its daily dose of abuse, knowledge of statistics can be a life-saver. Chi square distribution and test is one of the...
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Choose the Statistical Package that Will Make Your Data Talk

In the last years, the need for using statistical testing in bioscience has grown exponentially and so has the development of statistical software. It is now common that everyone is using some sort of stats in...
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3 Common Myths About p Value: Alternatively Never, Ever Rely on it for Data Interpretation

When it comes to data analysis and interpretation, you need to be very clear about the meaning of a given p value and be aware of all its intrinsic limitations.
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How to Choose a PhD Topic

Choosing a PhD topic can be very hard. There are a lot of things to consider from the subject to the supervisor. Here are some tips to help you choose. Find out what you really like This is the first topic...
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Liquid Biopsy Sample Handling

In this webinar you will learn: How to sensitively, specifically and rapidly analyze circulating free nucleic acids (cfDNA), circulating tumor cells (CTCs) or exosomes from a blood sample using liquid...
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Brushing Up On Your Excel Skills: Part Two

Last time we brushed up on cell referencing and constructing formulae to use Excel for some basic and some slightly more advanced calculations. This time we’re going to move on to using some built-in Excel...
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Brushing Up On Your Excel Skills: Part One

Microsoft Excel can be a really powerful, useful tool for certain kinds of data processing and record keeping, and the chances are you probably don’t even know how to use half of the functions it comes with!...
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