sample storage
Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick Thaw
Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick Thaw
Ashley Yeager | Jul 28, 2017
In a first, scientists reanimate the fish using embedded gold nanoparticles that heat up cells by absorbing laser light.
Spoiler Alert
Spoiler Alert
Wudan Yan | Mar 1, 2016
How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity
Chill GPS
Chill GPS
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Mar 1, 2015
Keeping track of frozen biological samples
Missing Brains Found
Missing Brains Found
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2014
About 100 human brains belonging to a university collection thought lost have turned up at another campus. 
More Skeletons in Gov’t Lab Closets
More Skeletons in Gov’t Lab Closets
Kerry Grens | Sep 9, 2014
A search for long-forgotten pathogens at the US National Institutes of Health prompts the discovery of toxins and disease-causing agents.
Smallpox Vials Found in FDA Storage
Smallpox Vials Found in FDA Storage
Kerry Grens | Jul 8, 2014
Employees packing up an old storage unit run by the US Food and Drug Administration uncovered 16 forgotten vials of smallpox.
Keeping Your Cool
Keeping Your Cool
Nicholette Zeliadt | Mar 1, 2014
A guide to recent advances in ultra-low-temperature freezers and accessories that can help safeguard frozen samples