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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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New Product Feature: gDNA-Free cDNA in Two Simple Steps

Removing genomic DNA contamination from cDNA preparations is a challenge. All currently available methods are time consuming, could lead to sample loss, and are not efficient. Bio-Rad’s iScript™gDNA Clear cDNA Synthesis Kit tackles these issues and makes this step effortless. This article presents the performance data of the kit and describes how simple and efficient it is to use the kit for gDNA removal.
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Design for Learning: Developing Curricula for Instructional Lab Kits

How are educational curricula developed? Who sets the standards? How do companies that develop science education kits keep up with this and design their kits around the curricula? Find out in this article.
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Top Stories of 2015 — Bioradiations Year in Review

In 2015, we published an extensive array of tips, protocols, videos, articles of general interest, customer testimonials, and technical and application notes on bioradiations.com. Here is a list of the most popular 2015 stories.
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Bio-Rad’s PrimePCR™ Assays and Panels Eliminate Multiple Steps from Your qPCR Workflow

A qPCR workflow involves multiple steps, each of which adds to the time and cost of the entire experiment. The PrimePCR™ Assays and Panels from Bio-Rad eliminate a number of these steps with their predesigned primers and probes and help with the assay design. See what steps they eliminate and how that would help expedite your qPCR experiment.
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What Academic Researchers Can Learn from Small Biotechs about Antibody Validation

Academic labs don’t have the money to do full-scale validations of antibodies. What tricks can small biotechs teach them about validation? Find out.
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Trends in Antibody Generation Techniques — the Fully Synthetic Human Combinatorial Antibody Library (HuCAL®) Technology

From using nonspecific polyclonal antibodies to developing monoclonal antibodies from immortalized antibody-producing cells to antibody engineering and generation of antibodies using an animal-free library with billions of antibody fragments to choose from, the antibody technology has seen tremendous advances. Explore where this journey started and what the current trends are and what the human combinatorial antibody library (HuCAL) technology destination has to offer!
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CRISPR: The Hopes, the Fears, and the Biology

Few discoveries have changed the pace of discovery and the types of questions we can ask as drastically and quickly as CRISPR-based genome editing. But where did CRISPR come from? How was it adapted to become such a game-changing genome editing tool? And why are some of its greatest proponents alarmed?
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The Youth Factor: It’s in Your Blood

Finding ways to slow or reverse aging intrigues scientists and non-scientists alike. In recent studies, merging the circulatory systems of young and old mice rejuvenated skeletal muscle, brain, and cardiac cells, indicating the presence of a systemic “anti-aging factor” initially thought to be growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11). However, a recent publication showed that GDF11 actually promotes aging, emphasizing the need for further integrative analysis of the aging process.
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