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New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins

By Abby Olena | December 14, 2017

With many probes being seriously flawed, Probe Miner helps researchers find those that are most specific and effective for manipulating their chosen proteins.


Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.

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Quick and Cheap Zika Detection

By Ruth Williams | May 3, 2017

A heat block, a truck battery, and a novel RNA amplification assay make for in-the-field surveillance of the virus.


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Life Sciences Search Engine

By Alison F. Takemura | July 22, 2016

A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.


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Building Better Reagents

By Jane McLeod and Paul Ko Ferrigno | February 1, 2016

Facing problems of inconsistent, time-consuming, and costly antibody production, some researchers are turning to alternatives to target specific proteins of interest, in the lab and in the clinic.


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Life Science Reagents and Kits: Usage and Trends

By The Scientist Marketing Team | October 1, 2014

A survey of The Scientist readers identifies product trends and developments in life science reagents and kits.


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Merck Buys Sigma-Aldrich for $17B

By Kerry Grens | September 22, 2014

Two giants merge as the German drug maker acquires the US-based science supply company.

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image: Vitamin-mediated Cell Delivery of Oligonucleotides

Vitamin-mediated Cell Delivery of Oligonucleotides

By Link Technologies Ltd | May 27, 2014

5’-Niacin-CE Phosphoramidite an attractive approach for therapeutic applications


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PCR Usage and Preferences

By Christi Bird | November 1, 2012

Quantitative real-time technology dominates the market today but digital PCR is on the rise.


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Sharing Made Easy

By Megan Scudellari | September 1, 2012

Biological resource centers are bigger and better than ever before, storing and distributing shared reagents, plasmids, and more.

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