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New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins

By | 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.

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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 | 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 | 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 and | 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 | 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 | September 22, 2014

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

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Vitamin-mediated Cell Delivery of Oligonucleotides

By | May 27, 2014

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

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PCR Usage and Preferences

By | 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 | 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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