The Vaccination Divide: Where Pathogens Meet Politics
In this opinion article, Michael S Kinch considers the links between vaccination skepticism and politics, sentiments that were deeply entrenched in society before the first vaccine was discovered in the eighteenth century.
Quick Tips: How To Choose a Primary Antibody for Multiplex Western Blotting
Learn how to improve your western blotting results with Bio-Rad’s Quick Tips video series. These 1–2 minute videos show you how to perfect each step of the western blotting process and were designed to accompany the in-depth curriculum available in the Western Blot Learning Center.
Infection With Tropical Viruses Can Make You Smell Tastier to Mosquitoes
Researchers have found that infection with tropical viruses like dengue or Zika – which spread through mosquito bites – can change the scent of their host, making them more attractive to hungry mosquitoes and increasing transmission.
Computer Model Makes Light Work of Telling Faces Apart
Research has revealed insights into how brains process similar faces, enabling a computer model to tell faces apart.
Artificial Genes Help Understand How Cells Learn Their Location in the Body
Hox genes are responsible for ensuring cells learn and remember their location in the body, and new synthetic DNA technology has enabled researchers to create artificial versions to understand how they work.
Dissecting the Complexity of the Brain at a Single Cell Level
Understanding the brain requires an in-depth knowledge of its components. Advanced single-cell sequencing technologies are enabling researchers to explore the secrets of this complex and mysterious organ in unprecedented detail.
An Introduction to Electroporation – A Tool for Transfection and Competent Cell Generation
There are many reasons you may want to deliver something into a cell, be it genetic material or a therapeutic drug, and electroporation is a vital tool to achieve this. In this article, we will consider what electroporation is, how it works and how it’s used.
Mapping the Body’s Defense System: The Immune Cell Atlas
This article will provide an introduction to the Immune Cell Atlas, highlight some of the research contributing to the project and explore the wider implications of the work.
Investors Must Ask Tough Questions When Deciding on Investments in Pharmaceutical Startups
When considering an investment in a startup pharmaceutical company, investors have a lot to consider. This article explores some of the areas where investors should seek answers before putting money on the table.
How to Transfer from Animal-Derived Matrices to GrowDex 3D Cell Culture Matrix
Animal-derived matrices for 3D cell culture are often poorly defined and suffer from lot-to-lot variability which ultimately affects the reproducibility of the experiment – an essential element for reliable research studies.
Western Blot Troubleshooting Tips
Download this guide to discover tips and tricks on preparation and optimization, selecting the right controls, and blocking and washing.
Faster Approaches to Vaccine Design
Download this listicle to learn more about the technologies that have advanced vaccine design including reverse vaccinology 2.0, comparative and subtractive genomics, immunoproteomics and immunopeptidomics, and computational approaches.
Standardizing Analytical Data With AnIML
This listicle presents AnIML — an open XML-based, vendor-neutral and human-readable file format that can be used to store data from different analytical instruments. This facilitates the achievement of FAIR (i.e., findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data which is a prerequisite for proper data management, data stewardship and a successful digital transformation strategy.
Recent Advances in Gene Therapy
Download this listicle to explore recent advances in gene therapy such as novel virus-free delivery systems, precision targeting using lipid nanoparticles and safer gene editing systems.
5 Unique Ways Organ-on-a-Chip Technology Is Being Applied in Biomedical R&D
Download this listicle to explore how organ-on-a-chip systems are being used to research rejected therapeutics for autoimmune disorders, model diseases, screen drugs and assay toxicity, and discover antiviral therapeutics and prophylactics.