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A Buyers' Guide to Transposon Kits

By | December 5, 2005

If you thought transposons were mere genetic curiosities, think again.

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AFM: Not Just for Materials Science Anymore

By | December 5, 2005

The atomic-force microscope (AFM) was developed 20 years ago, but only recently has it become a significant tool for biologists.

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Getting Started with SNPs

By | November 21, 2005

Richard Houlston works at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, UK, where he searches for genes that confer susceptibility to disease.

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Brain Stains

By | November 7, 2005

Short of sticking electrodes directly into an organism's brain, scientists looking to image neural signaling in living systems have few options.

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How to Move Your Lab

By | November 7, 2005

Irene Pepperberg, a Harvard University research associate who studies cognition and communication in African grey parrots, has moved her lab four times since 1984.

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Trading Up in Animal Research

By | November 7, 2005

So, you've been working with small animals and you want to move up to larger experimental models.

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Buyer's Guide to Flow Cytometers

By | October 24, 2005

NASA scientists, in conjunction with Guava Technologies of Hayward, Calif., recently announced a compact prototype flow cytometer that functions in zero-gravity, for use aboard the International Space Station.

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Lessons from the Past

By | October 24, 2005

Although she died when the Roman Empire ruled her native land, a five-year-old Egyptian child named Sherit is nevertheless pushing the envelope in high-tech medicine.

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Give your Protein a Tune-up

By | October 10, 2005

Gadget freaks love to "mod" their toys, and protein engineers are no exception.

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New Arrays Open 'Junk DNA' to Exploration

By | October 10, 2005

Microarrays present researchers with something of a catch-22: In order to find something, you have to know what you're looking for.

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