Soft Skills & Tools / Lab Statistics & Math

Soft Skills & Tools / Lab Statistics & Math
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Problems amplifying GC-rich regions? Problem Solved!

No, it isn’t you that’s the problem, and you’re certainly not alone if you’re having trouble amplifying GC-rich sequence and/or understanding why GC-rich sequences are causing such problems in the first...
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Polymerase Incomplete Primer Extension (PIPE) Cloning Method

PIPE PCR is a ligase-independent, restriction enzyme-free cloning strategy like SLIC (link to my SLIC article), SLiCE and CPEC. The PIPE method eliminates sequence constraints and reduces cloning and site...
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Think You Need Cells to Make Your Protein? Think Again! Use In Vitro Translation.

Do you need purified recombinant protein to test biological drugs? But you don’t have the time or facilities for cell culture and purification? Try using in vitro translation (IVT) instead! IVT is like...
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Analyzing Apoptosis – A Review of Analytical Techniques

Now that we’ve learned about the role of apoptosis in good health and disease, it will be useful to know how we can detect apoptosis in cells or organisms. A variety of apoptosis detection kits are...
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Webinar

Beginners Introduction to R Statistical Software

In this webinar you will learn how to import data from Microsoft Excel into R how to use R to perform statistical analyses how get a beautifully formatted figure from your...
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Ten Non-Chemical Lab Hazards and What They Do to You!

Your lab is full of non-chemical hazards that can explode, stab, kill, and – as if that wasn’t enough – bite.  Here’s a list of those hazards to remind you why Environmental Health & Safety...
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The Establishment of the Nobel Prize

Let’s play a game. I’ll say a word and you say what comes to your mind. Ready? Go! Cat… Kitchen... Doctor… Airplane… Nobel… I have no idea what you said when I said cat but I’d say most...
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An Easy Way to Start Using R in Your Research: Making Pretty Plots With ggplot

The thing that was most difficult for me as an R beginner was plotting graphs with error bars – there is no concise way to do this with base graphics. There are workarounds, often using the ‘arrows’...
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R You Ready? Using R for Statistical Tests

We’ve been slowly coaxing you along in our R tutorials.  We've introduced what R is, gave you a basic tutorial into how to use R and also spent some time learning how to explore your data with R. By now...
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An Easy Way to Start Using R in Your Research: Exploratory Data Analysis

As you’ve probably kind of guessed from our previous articles Introducng R and the Basic R Tutorial, we think R programming language and R-studio are great tools for data analysis and figure production.  And...
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