Gene augmentation and antisense therapies treat disease by providing a functional copy of faulty gene or repressing its expression. Find out how gene editing tools, like CRISPR, promise a more permanent cure.
In this fourth and final part of the series on assessing the health of your cells, we review the different stages of necroptosis, see how it differs from apoptosis, and learn about the various methods of assessing cellular necroptosis.
Find out why fluorescent western blotting is gaining in popularity and how it compares to more widely used methods, such as chemiluminescence. From easier multiplexing to brighter fluorophores to easier method development, learn about the many advantages of fluorescent western blotting.
In 2016, we published a wide variety of general interest articles, customer testimonials, tips, protocols, videos, product highlight articles, and technical and application notes. Here are the ten articles you found the most interesting in 2016.
Introduce students (and teachers) to the concepts of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the context of how these processes evolved and how they affect our daily lives.
In this multi-part series on assessing the health of your cells, we review different factors to be considered in your assessments such as cell viability, proliferation, apoptosis, and autophagy. The first part covers the methods for assessing viability and proliferation and their advantages, and discusses some common considerations.
Striking a balance between encouraging innovation and allowing access to knowledge is not simple. Allowing patents for modifications of naturally occurring organisms and cells pose a particular challenge to the scientific community. Adding to the complexity is the variations in regulations between countries. This article discusses these issues with specific examples in biotechnology and biomedical fields.
Normalization of western blot data is very crucial in quantitating proteins. Normalization of band intensity of proteins of interest with the band intensity of housekeeping proteins (HKP) is routinely done in labs. But more and more journals question the validity of using HKPs in normalization and are demanding more validations and tests. An alternative method is to use total protein normalization (TPN) for normalization. Explore the TPN option and see how you can get reliable western blot data easily.