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7 tips for balancing your scientific career and your marriage* (*or other intimate relationship)

A while back, I read an article on Bitesize Bio entitled “When Your Partner is NOT a Scientist” that piqued my interest…for the wrong reasons. And I discovered that I hold polar opposite views on balancing a marriage and an occupation as a scientist. So I was compelled to write this article, not to be […]

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In Personal Development 11th of July, 2013
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Figure Adapter® for Scientific Journals

Researchers need to publish! The way to a successful publication is via the professional preparation of the manuscript – specifically the preparation of figures. Therefore each Scientific Journal requires its own presentation of figures. With Figure Adapter you don’t longer need to worry about this! You prepare your figures as usual and use Figure Adapter […]

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In Writing, Publishing & Presenting 9th of September, 2011
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IDT Helps You Streamline Your Research

As part of its new quarterly Decoded newsletter, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the world leader in oligonucleotide synthesis, provides insightful and interesting articles, features, news and technical tips. In the latest issue, Adam Clore, a Scientific Applications Specialist at IDT, provides advice on how to optimize agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Although electrophoresis is widely […]

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In PCR, qPCR and qRT-PCR 5th of September, 2011
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IDT’s newsletter provides an insight into the therapeutic use of RNAi

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the world leader in oligonucleotide synthesis, has released the second issue of its educational and informative newsletter, Decoded. Available to download for free, the second issue of this quarterly newsletter includes a wealth of scientific content, and features an interview with Dr John Rossi (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and […]

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In RNAi 5th of September, 2011
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Expands Maybridge Ro3 Diversity Fragment Library

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has expanded its Maybridge Ro3 Diversity Fragment Library, to make it an even more powerful tool for structure-based drug discovery. The new library adds 1,000 Ro3 (Rule of 3) compliant molecules, complementing the 1,500 compounds introduced last year. This expansion increases the […]

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In Of Interest 24th of August, 2011
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With Olympus you can work virtually any way you want to

Olympus has released the latest version of its virtual slide (VS) product range, the VS120. They system can rapidly scan a slide in less than two minutes, creating a digital ‘virtual slide’ that is an exact copy of the original. This is easily created and navigated using an intuitive graphical interface. The new unit provides […]

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In Microscopy & Imaging 24th of August, 2011
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How To RTFP (Read the F*****g Paper)

There are, of course, times when it’s ok to just read one part of a paper.  For example, if you only need to know how an experiment was done, just read the methods section or when you simply want what happened, just read the results.   But much of the time this targeted sort of reading […]

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In Taming the Literature 19th of March, 2010
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Make Your Lab Life Easier with LabLife.org

You know you’ve been there. That one super productive post-doc who breezed into and out of your lab in two years is now gone, and you realize you need one of the constructs she made. You know there’s a tube full of the plasmid you need,somewhere. By the time you’ve looked through three freezers and […]

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In Science Communication & Ethics 1st of April, 2009