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Researcher Profile: Suzanne Topalian Pioneers PD-1 Inhibitor Drug to Treat Advanced Cancer

Suzanne Topalian was recognized in 2014 by Nature as one of “Ten People Who Mattered This Year” for her contributions in pioneering nivolumab, a programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) inhibitor that was recently approved in Japan for advanced melanoma treatment and that shifts the paradigm for a wide range of cancer therapies.
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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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Bioradiations Looks Back: 50 Years as Bio-Rad’s Life Science Resource

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!
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You Get to Do This? – The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program at the 2014 Bay Area Science Festival

The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program participated in the 2014 Bay Area Science Festival’s Discovery Days at AT&T Park event. See one volunteer Science Ambassador talk about conducting a real DNA experiment with students.
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Now I Have My Own DNA – The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program at the 2014 Bay Area Science Festival

See a range of students talk about the unique experience of extracting their own DNA, and one volunteer Science Ambassador talk about conducting a real DNA experiment with students.
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Discovery Days at World Series HQ, Mini Makers, and More: The Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program in 2014 and Beyond

From running science experiments on the home field of World Series champions the San Francisco Giants, to connecting with makers in “the nerd nest,” to hundreds of new classroom events, 2014 has been an exciting year for the Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program. Learn about the latest highlights in this corporate social responsibility program and watch a video of participating students and scientists.
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Top Stories of 2014 — Bioradiations Year in Review

Bioradiations.com, the online technical resource for Bio-Rad customers, has been offering a variety of research tips, customer stories, articles of general interest, and in-depth technical reports throughout the year. We also started a special Bench Partner Video Series, providing quick solutions and ideas for possible problems. Here are the highlights of what we presented in the year 2014.
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Ebola: New Techniques for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak has been an unprecedented public health emergency, with thousands infected across multiple countries and cases spreading internationally. This article examines the science behind this deadly hemorrhagic fever, including its pathogenesis, detection, the challenges it presents in the field, and research into new therapies such as monoclonal antibodies.
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The Brain’s GPS — Unraveling the Functioning of Our Navigation System

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.
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Bio-Rad Science Ambassador Program Reaches New Age Groups, More Schools

The Science Ambassador Program continues to grow in its mission to connect working scientists with students at the elementary, middle, and high school level. This month, bioradiations catches up with Bio-Rad’s corporate citizenship initiative at two events: the USA STEM festival in Washington, D.C., and a special day of science in Bio-Rad’s home town, Hercules, CA.
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