Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
Hospitals and commercial companies are testing thousands of patients for COVID-19 daily, but face reagent and supply shortages.
Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands
Locally Made COVID-19 Tests Help Meet Demands

Hospitals and commercial companies are testing thousands of patients for COVID-19 daily, but face reagent and supply shortages.

Hospitals and commercial companies are testing thousands of patients for COVID-19 daily, but face reagent and supply shortages.

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RNA Extraction Kits for COVID-19 Tests Are in Short Supply in US
RNA Extraction Kits for COVID-19 Tests Are in Short Supply in US
Jef Akst | Mar 11, 2020
Manufacturing sites are ramping up production of reagents needed to isolate SARS-CoV-2’s genetic material—a key step in testing for the virus.
Faulty Antibodies Undermine Widespread Research
Faulty Antibodies Undermine Widespread Research
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2020
Two papers reveal that many commonly used research antibodies don’t bind as believed, highlighting the need to validate these reagents before use.
Promega: Let's Talk Custom Manufacturing
Promega: Let's Talk Custom Manufacturing
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 20, 2019
Promega's customizable products can be formulated in a variety of sizes and formats.
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 5, 2018
Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.
Opinion: How to Use Mobile Apps for Immunohistochemistry
Opinion: How to Use Mobile Apps for Immunohistochemistry
Alexander E. Kalyuzhny | May 25, 2018
This guide for apps comes from personal experience testing various programs aimed to improve productivity or to help with selecting reagents.
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
Abby Olena | Dec 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.
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017
Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.
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.
Life Sciences Search Engine
Life Sciences Search Engine
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 22, 2016
A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.