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Brush-up Summaries
3D cubes with DNA sequencing ACGT and double helix
Brush Up: High Throughput Sequencing Technologies
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Nov 15, 2022 | 1 min read
High throughput sequencing is a versatile technology that revolutionized the field of genetics.
Brush Up: Quorum Sensing in Bacteria and Beyond
Brush Up: Quorum Sensing in Bacteria and Beyond
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Nov 1, 2022 | 4 min read
Microbes communicate with quorum sensing to coordinate their behavior in response to how many neighbors they have.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: A New Frontier in Repairing Organ Damage
Brush Up: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Oct 17, 2022 | 4 min read
A new frontier in repairing organ damage
Medical illustration depicting self-renewal of a single stem cell dividing into two identical cells.<br><br>
Brush Up: What Is Stemness and Pluripotency?
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Sep 30, 2022 | 4 min read
Scientists study pluripotent stems cells to understand early development and how to use them in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug discovery.
Chromatogram peaks of a DNA sequencing analysis.
Brush Up: What Is Bisulfite Sequencing and How Do Researchers Use It to Study DNA Methylation?
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Sep 15, 2022 | 4 min read
Prior to DNA methylation sequencing, researchers treat their samples with sodium bisulfite to distinguish methylated cytosine from unmethylated cytosine.
A nude (hairless) mouse, typically used in biomedical and drug discovery research methods that rely on immunodeficient mouse strains.
Brush Up: Humanized Mice: More than the Sum of Their Parts
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Aug 31, 2022 | 5 min read
Scientists study human health in vivo with modified mice that molecularly mimic human biology.
Mini organs in a dish
Brush Up: What Are Organoids and How Are They Made?
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Aug 11, 2022 | 5 min read
Miniaturized, in vitro versions of organs provide insights into disease and development.
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