An Introduction to the Lateral Flow Test: Strengths, Limitations and Applications
Diagnostic testing is key in many areas including healthcare and preventative medicine, food safety and environmental monitoring. In this article, we will consider what lateral flow tests (LFTs) are, how they work and their applications.
For the future of our planet, we all know it is important to address the sustainability of our practices, tools and workspaces across the sectors. Science is no exception. But it’s also critical that, in carrying out scientific research in a more environmentally sustainable way, safety and quality are maintained.
High-Throughput Protein Profiling: Discover New Disease Biomarkers
While most protein assays excel in one or two areas, the SomaScan Assay is the first and only platform that can measure 7,000 proteins from a 55-µL sample – covering more biological pathways than any other proteomic assay.
Specially Modified Yeast Could Lead to More Efficient Production of 2G Ethanol
A recent study paves the way to increased efficiency of second-generation ethanol production based on the discovery of novel targets for metabolic engineering in a more robust strain of industrial yeast.
Human Body a “Breeding Ground” for Antimicrobial Resistance Genes
New research has indicated that our microbiomes may harbor antibiotic-resistance genes, particularly in countries with a heavy burden of antibiotic consumption.
Nitrogen in Breast Milk Supports Beneficial Bacteria in Infant Gut
Research has demonstrated how nitrogen from human milk is used by beneficial microbes in the gut of infants to support pediatric nutrition and development.
Do Cesarean-Born Babies “Miss Out” on Essential Microbes?
Much research has focused on the gut microbiome, but we also carry microbes in other bodily parts, including the respiratory tract, skin and genitalia. How do other microbiomes, beyond the gut, develop during infancy, and can factors such as delivery method affect their development? Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Wouter de Steenhuijsen Piters to find out.
Where the Wild Things Are: Zoonotic Research Requires a Focus on the Wild
In this opinion piece, Han Wei and Brittany Niccum outline the need for vigilance about what’s happening in the natural world and how collaboration can help to identify and prepare for the next significant zoonotic threat.
Key Techniques in Structural Biology, Their Strengths and Limitations
Structural biology uses a variety of techniques to determine the 3D structures of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes. In this article, we consider the key techniques, their role in structural biology, strengths and limitations.
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Single Cell Buyer’s Guide
Cell heterogeneity is a key contributor to biological complexity that is often masked by bulk techniques, like RNA sequencing or microarray analysis.
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Tips for Improving Your qPCR
Download this guide to learn how you can improve your qPCR reagents, sample/template and quality control.
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Cryogenically Storing Animal Cell Cultures
Maintaining the health of growing cell cultures is a demanding task made more difficult by the perpetual risk of loss through accidents or contamination. In addition, actively growing cell cultures are subject to age-related or environmentally-induced changes which can result in their ongoing evolution and potential loss.
Life Savers – A Brief History of Vaccines
Download this listicle to explore the early days of vaccination, how vaccine production leapt forward, and a new era in vaccines and future challenges.
Applications of Mass Spectrometry
Download this listicle to explore the many applications of mass spectrometry including pharmaceutical analysis, omics, clinical diagnostics and microbiological testing.