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Introducing You to the Wonderful World of Microbes!

Welcome to the microbe series where we have a very exciting line-up planned over the coming months. Here we will talk about everything microbial, including the uses of microbes in industry and medicine,...
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Four Tips for Working with Human Clinical Samples

While using human clinical samples in your research can provide robust and heterogeneous results applicable to larger portions of the population, working with these samples presents its own set of...
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AAV Production Part I: Tips for Setting Up

What is Adeno-Associated Virus? Adeno-associated virus (AAV) is a popular gene therapy vector. Different AAV serotypes infect different cell and tissue types with varying efficiency, so it’s a good idea to...
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How to Overcome Minor Issues in Anchorage-Independent Assays

Anchorage-independent assays test the ability of cells to grow independent of a solid surface. The assay is used to check the malignant potential of cancer cells. Cancer researchers generally do this...
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Phagebiotics: Part 1

The enemy of my enemy is my friend –Ancient Sanskrit proverb Luna, 20 July 1969. Neil Armstrong set his foot in another world for the first and only time in human history. But this is not a story about...
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Six Steps to Successful Mouse Genotyping

An essential step in mouse breeding is genotyping them to determine the genotype of every mouse in the litter. It is also useful to differentiate between various groups of experimental mice if any confusion...
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Incorporating New Dyes to Simplify Panel Design: Accelerating Reagent Availability

In this webinar you will learn how custom reagents can aid you in flow cytometry panel design—without long waits for generating these components. We will cover: How quality custom reagents in small...
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Sonication – 7 Tips for Mastering the art

Sonication is mostly used during preparation of protein extracts to help break apart the cell. Although most lysis buffers have buckets of detergent that lyse cell membranes, sonication just gives an extra hand...
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How to Extract and Amplify Microalgal Genomic DNA

There is a growing trend in using microalgae as the expression system for heterologous proteins. However, I find most protocols dealing with microalgae available online are not that great or informative! So I...
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How to Disinfect Plant Explants for Tissue Culture

Prior to using plant explants, the surface of the explant needs to be disinfected to prevent introduction of unwanted microbes into your culture. Usually, you use chemicals (called sterilant liquids) at...
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