The judges dove Down Under to select an Australian video of freshwater rotifers as First Prize winner in the 2012 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, a forum for showcasing microscope photos and movies of life science subjects.
A new study that finds the earliest solid evidence of cheese-making. Scientists performed a chemical analysis on fragments from 34 pottery sieves discovered in Poland to determine their purpose. Until now, experts weren't sure whether such sieves were used to make cheese, beer or honey.
To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a monster. We're talking about the conifer, the umbrella term for cone-bearing trees like the spruce, fir, pine, cypress and cedar.
In separating ions, capillary electrophoresis (CE) works just as the name suggests, using a capillary. The less obvious side of this technology revolves around its expanding use.
Items from eyewear to respirators and even organizational skills can keep scientists safer.
Epigenetics researchers apply sophisticated techniques and rational multidimensional analyses to discover biomarkers for ovarian cancer.
Brain-machine interfaces grow up.
Today’s fume hoods last longer, keep researchers safer and provide more flexibility.
Despite the political battles, especially in the U.S., over which stem cells can be used in federally funded research, this field continues to expand. In fact, many of this area’s more troublesome steps can now be attacked with stock kits and supplies. Consequently, even more researchers can turn stem cells into scientific results and even applications.
in vivo imaging reveals ongoing molecular mechanisms in living animals.
Smaller, easier-to-use instruments move more labs from manual to automated.
New forms of automation make it less expensive and easier to manage liquid handling and plate reading.
Increasing pressure requires labs to find ways to do more with less—analyze more DNA and do so faster and at less expense. To reach those goals, forensics labs need new tools that help them collect more samples, analyze them at higher throughout, and also churn out more accurate results.
Hard-to-transfect cells can create difficulties when selecting a method for nucleic acid delivery.
Productivity in cell culture laboratories demands a safe, dependable and long-lasting environment for cell growth.
Advances—from materials to software—push ahead today’s chromatographic systems.
Cell culture processes can be tedious and scream for automated alternatives, fortunately options exist that free up time and money throughout the lab.
Despite challenging economic times, America’s biotechnology industry keeps growing.
From reagents to analytical software, new techniques enhance the amplification of nucleic acids.
Researchers are intrigued by the possibilities of Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in basic science and drug development, but much work remains if expectations are to be met.
Fluidigm has announced it has developed a reusable bio-chip architecture for the commercial market. These reusable integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs) will lower SNP genotyping costs and are designed to support accelerated sample throughput.
Plant-based and algae-based biofuels are becoming more profitable than ever, leading to more green backs for opportunists of the green age.
Life science labs increase the adoption of automated liquid handling in the name of reducing cost, improving accuracy, and increasing productivity.
The classic view of cancer is that it arises from the progressive accumulation of mutations. The cancer stem cell model, however, theorizes that tumors derive hierarchically from one or more progenitor cells.