PCR, work-life balance
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
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.
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2016
Most researchers feel stimulated by their work but are dissatisfied with their compensation, according to this year’s results.
New Test for Zika OKed
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
Grad Students Lose Health Insurance
Grad Students Lose Health Insurance
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2015
Two universities drop benefits for graduate students or their dependents.
Airborne MERS?
Airborne MERS?
Tracy Vence | Jul 22, 2014
Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
The Sooner, The Better
The Sooner, The Better
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jul 1, 2014
New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.
FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase
FlashTaq Hot-Start Taq DNA Polymerase
Empirical Bioscience | Jun 2, 2014
New FlashTaq from Empirical Bioscience Offers Specificity and Stability for PCR.
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Usha Nair | Dec 9, 2013
On taking DIYbio to the next level
PCR: Past, Present, & Future
PCR: Past, Present, & Future
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Dec 1, 2013
Highlights from a webinar held by The Scientist to celebrate 30 years of PCR: the technique's invention, quantitative real-time PCR, and digital PCR