Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," chief of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts on Monday to decide if the virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.
The next generation OmniPAGE VS20WAVE-DGGE from Cleaver Scientific is a flexible Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) system. Modular in design the system can be simply adapted to perform most single-base pair mutation detection techniques that are used in DNA mutation analysis.
Scientists have used a new gene-editing technology called CRISPR to repair a genetic mutation responsible for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited condition that causes the retina to degrade and leads to blindness in at least 1.5 million cases worldwide.
Advances in genetic sequencing are uncovering emerging diseases in wildlife that other diagnostic tests can’t detect.
A team of scientists has uncovered greater intricacy in protein signaling than was previously understood, shedding new light on the nature of genetic production.
Researchers have created a new technique that greatly enhances digital microscopy images. The development is significant because digital imagery has led to many advances in microscopy, but digital microscopic imaging can sometimes result in blurry, pixilated images.
Researchers have found that boys and girls with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have altered pathways for brain connectivity when compared to typically developing children, and the difference predicts challenges with auditory and tactile processing.
Engineers have devised a way to manipulate cells in three dimensions using sound waves. These “acoustic tweezers” could make possible 3-D printing of cell structures for tissue engineering and other applications, the researchers say.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., a life science research and clinical diagnostic products manufacturer has joined IBM Research and Mars Inc. in the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain. The consortium is harnessing the power of genomics and informatics to study microbiomes in food to help prevent contamination and foodborne illness at any step in the food supply chain.
IntelliCyt, a leading provider of integrated platforms that accelerate drug discovery, antibody screening and immuno-oncology research, introduces the iQue Screener PLUS to the screening market at the 2016 meeting of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS2016) in San Diego this week.
A new study suggests mechanically-driven therapies that promote skeletal muscle regeneration through direct physical stimulation could one day replace or enhance drug and cell-based regenerative treatments.
You wouldn't think that two Turkish children, some yeast and a bunch of Hungarian fruit flies could teach scientists much. But in fact, that unlikely combination has just helped an international team make a key discovery about how the brain's "garbage disposal" process works -- and how little needs to go wrong in order for it to break down.
In a move that slashes 90 percent of the cost of mass-producing metastatic microtumors and therapeutic microtissues for screening and research, bioengineers have adapted techniques from the "maker" movement to reprogram a commercial laser cutter to etch up to 50,000 tiny "microwells" per hour into sheets of silicone.
Welcome to Pipette Tip of the Week, where each week during the month of January we will bring you one or two pipetting tricks to help your technique in the lab.
Contrary to current clinical belief, regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in rare cases to heart-or stroke-related morbidity and mortality, according to researchers.