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IRESs and Negative Data

Nature Precedings represents a step forward for disseminating experimental results in the internet age. Especially 'negative' results, that might not have gotten published otherwise, but is extremely helpful...
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Around the Blogs

10 links to some popular blogs of the molecular and cellular biosciences: Bacillus? Acinetobacter? Thermus?!? - Rosie takes us through her thought process in developing an experiment on growth conditions,...
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Time to Think

Spare a thought for your poor over-worked neurons. In the information age, they are bombarded with input from the moment they are dragged into consciousness by the radio alarm clock each morning then throughout...
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Open Access to Science

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) defines the issue of Open Access Publication as: An Open Access Publication[1] is one that meets the following two conditions: 1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s)...
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History of Molecular Biology

As a freshman biology major in undergrad, I was introduced to molecular biology with the following description: Molecular biology represents the intersection of genetics, biochemistry and cell biology. Some...
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The Invention of PCR

Few technical breakthroughs have changed the face of their field like the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Gene cloning, sequencing of complex genomes, DNA fingerprinting and DNA-based diagnostics are just some...
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Histone Methylation Determines Cell Fate

Gene expression is controlled at all sorts of levels in eukaryotic cells, and one of the hot areas is that of histone modifications and how they influence transcriptional accessibility on chromosomes -...
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10 Tips on Writing a Research Poster

Poster presentations are a great way to show off your hard work, especially if you are just starting out in research. They are much less stressful than oral presentations, but still provide great networking...
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Modeling Tertiary Structure

Predicting and modeling protein structure, making protein crystallography somewhat obsolete, has been an elusive science to date. Since Linus Pauling and others determined that the most favorable secondary...
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10 Links: Cell and Molecular Biology Podcasts

Podcasts are great. I listen to podcasts every day during my commute and find them a great way to pick up information, whether it's to learn about a new subject, brush up on something I have studied before or...
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