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.
Bioradiations, Bio-Rad’s technical resource for life science research, sent out its first issue in 1965. How did this publication evolve in the years that followed? Take a look in our archives and find out!
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.
This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three neuroscientists for their contribution in elucidating the “GPS of the brain”. Explore how this positioning system was deciphered, what the individual components of this system are, and how they integrate together to help us in our spatial memory and navigation.
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.
Transforming Cancer Research: Droplet Digital PCR Plays Integral Role at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Droplet Digital PCR has major implications for cancer studies, where the ability to accurately measure biomarkers may result in important insights into cancer genesis and progression. Find out about new findings on micro RNA and Tumor Infilitrating Lymphocytes made possible by ddPCR technology.
The advances in biological science and its applications in medicine, industry, agriculture, and other fields over the past 60 years have changed the world dramatically. This article highlights the major milestones in biology and biotechnology since the discovery of the DNA double helix.
From the origins of digital PCR in leukemia research to stopping HIV with novel polymers to better methods for fragment-based drug discovery, BioRadiations has covered some of the most exciting life science research stories of 2013. Now take a look back at these stories and more as we review the best pieces of the year.
Hand casting polyacrylamide gels is not an easy task. It is laborious, needs lot of pre-planning and is cumbersome. Bio-Rad’s new TGX and TGX Stain-Free FastCast gel solutions not only address all these issues, but provide added benefits, such as increased speed, stain-free visualization, and quality control. Learn more about these new handcasting kits.
In the early 1990s, researcher Alec Morley and his colleagues pioneered digital PCR techniques to measure acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Today, Morley is trying to develop a more accurate way to quantify chronic myeloid leukemia. Find out why he chose Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR technology for this effort.