Zymo Research’s Universal Quick-DNA Miniprep Kit: The Only Superpower You Will Ever Need

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s a super DNA purification kit! Like the man-of-steel himself, Zymo Research’s new Universal Quick-DNA Miniprep Kit can handle anything you throw at it. Isolate DNA from […]

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To INFINITY and Beyond! A Detailed Look at Lumenera’s INFINITY3-3UR Microscopy Camera

Are you trying to capture a fast imaging event in low light conditions? Well then you need a high-speed, highly sensitive camera like Lumenera’s INFINITY3-3UR microscopy camera. Previously in “To INFINITY and Beyond!” I […]

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CCD vs sCMOS Cameras for Microscopy. The optiMOS Camera from QImaging is Fast, Sensitive and Budget Friendly!

CCD cameras – the previous gold standard Since the inception of digital microscopy, scientific grade CCD cameras have been the gold standard for imaging due to their sensitivity, linear response to light and low […]

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To INFINITY and Beyond! The INFINITY series of fluorescence microscopy cameras from Lumenera®

You did it! You got your perfect microscopy specimen – you fixed it, you mounted it, you labeled it with your favorite fluorophore – now there is only one step left: To image it. […]

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Zymo Research’s Mix & Go! Cells:  They’re Shocking… But Only to You!

I have a secret to tell you.  Are you ready? You don’t have to heat shock your bacterial cells anymore to transform them.  Don’t bother putting them in a water bath for exactly 2 […]

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Roll with it! The Award Winning optiMOS Camera from QImaging: Achieving Global Shutter Readout without Rolling Shutter Artifacts

Global shutter vs rolling shutter Most of the Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors (CMOS) cameras on the market today offer a trade-off between their speed and the image quality. However, QImaging can now offer the […]

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Simple Tips to Improve your Cloning Efficiency

Since the early 1970s, molecular cloning has used restriction enzymes to excise fragments from source DNA and to linearize plasmid vectors. After purifying the insert and vector, and ensuring compatible ends, both are joined […]

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If you use plasmid midi and maxi preps, your life is about to get much easier

The plasmid midi and maxi preps are essential for generating high purity plasmid stocks for your precious experiments. Unfortunately, they are also tedious, time consuming, temperamental, and sometimes, utterly soul-destroying. Well, until now that […]

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Labfolder: Your labbook goes digital

Do you ever find yourself desperately flicking through your lab book or note pile searching for the details of an experiment you did several months ago? Or trying to find that perfect blot, which […]

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Looking for high-quality DNA-free RNA? The solution is Quick-RNA™ from Zymo Research

If you’re reading this article, you are probably already aware how challenging RNA extraction can be. From destructive RNases to contamination with genomic DNA, it seems like there’s no end to what can go […]

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