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The ZE5™ Cell Analyzer: Designed by Users for Users

Bio-Rad’s new ZE5 Cell Analyzer is a game-changing cell analyzer that was designed with direct input from scientists and flow core labs. Karen Helm runs the flow core facility at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and was one of the experts consulted. See how ZE5 is helping her flow core users do better science.
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Synthesis and Purification of Recombinant Proteins — A Success Story

Producing highly purified proteins in large quantities is a challenge and requires modification of methods and protocols to attain high efficiency. Dr Murat Kasap from Kocaeli University, Turkey, has overcome these difficulties by taking advantage of the modularity of the NGC Chromatography System and successfully synthesized and purified cardiac troponin-I protein.
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Expanding Flow Core Capabilities by Shifting Routine Sorts to Self-Sort on the S3e™ Cell Sorter

To run a core flow cytometry lab is no easy task. There is always a balance between running simple sorts and developing new assays for answering complicated questions that demand pushing the limits of existing assays and the limitations of the sorters. See how Andy Riddell, a flow core manager, pushes the limits of his existing assays and how Bio-Rad’s S3e™ cell sorter is allowing him to accomplish that.
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Using PrimePCR™ Gene Expression Assays to Understand Breast Cancer Metastasis

Tumor metastasis is a complex process. It requires the ability of the cancer cells to invade their surroundings and travel to distant sites and survive. Dr. Traci Lyons studies the mechanism of COX-2 functioning in the metastasis of breast cancer cells. Find out how Dr. Lyons used Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR™ Assays to confirm COX-2 knockdown at the mRNA level.
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Too Many Questions, Too Little Sample: Developing a Real-Time PCR Workflow for Monitoring Gene Expression in Limited Samples

Traditional real-time PCR workflows often limit the number of genes that can be studied, especially when sample amounts are small. A new workflow now allows Mark Kibschull of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto to track the expression of hundreds of genes using a fraction of the starting material required by traditional methods.
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3 Moments of Inquiry with Bio-Rad’s pGLO™ Transformation and Inquiry for AP Biology: A ThINQ! Investigation Kit

“Inquiry-based” is the new buzzphrase in science education. But what do these learning practices look like on the ground? Visit one high school in Southern California and find out about this new approach to teaching science.
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Investigating Cancer Stem Cells with the S3™ Cell Sorter

The Cancer Stem Cell model proposes that a special group of dormant cells in the cancer population plays a key role in tumor development and growth, as well as regeneration following treatment. Find out how researchers Stacy Blain and Danielle Joseph are using the S3 Cell Sorter in studying potential cancer stem cells for multiple myeloma.
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Protecting Coastal Ecosystems with Droplet Digital™ PCR

Who’s watching over swimmer safety at America’s beaches? Go inside one agency tasked with pioneering new methods for water quality monitoring, and see how its scientists are employing Droplet Digital PCR technology to check coastal waters for harmful pathogens.
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Telling the Story of Western Blots with the ChemiDoc™ Touch Imaging System

For a long time X-ray film has been the standard for imaging western blots, but this method has its limitations. Find out how 3 researchers are using the digital tools offered by the new ChemiDoc Touch Imaging System to beat these limitations and improve their blot images.
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Genomic Variation Analysis with Droplet Digital™ PCR: Success Stories

Researchers are having success applying Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™) technology across many different fields. Here are two such success stories, one involving the application of ddPCR in detecting mutations in iPS cells, the other in predicting allele-specific variation in human brain development.
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