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Nicole is a freelance writer specializing in biology, health, and technology. Before beginning her career as a writer, Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Organismal Biology from Scripps College in California. It was here that her passion for holistic health and wellness began, which led to a previous position as a nutrition and wellness coach and expanded to freelance health writing. You can find her articles on Technology Networks, Everyday Health, Health, CannaMD, and CBD Hacker.

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Gene vs Allele: Definition, Difference and Comparison

Genes and alleles are essential to basic genetics, but what are the differences between them? In this guide, we compare genes and alleles and provide simple definitions and examples for both.
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Which Cell Culture Media Is Right for You?

Cell cultures require certain environmental conditions for optimal growth and proliferation. This article will delve into one of these critical components: cell culture media. We will explain what cell culture media is, what its components are, the different types, and what to look for when selecting an appropriate cell culture medium.
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Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) are the two most common types of electron microscopy. TEM and SEM differ in how they work and what types of images they are able to capture. This article will overview SEM and TEM, including what they are, how they work, and how they compare to one another.

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Paired vs Unpaired T-Test: Differences, Assumptions and Hypotheses

This article will explain when it is appropriate to use a paired t-test versus an unpaired t-test, as well as the hypothesis and assumptions of each.

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Assay Development: An Overview

Assays are investigative procedures that qualitatively assess a compound or examine a compound’s effects on identified molecular, cellular or biochemical targets. This guide explores the essential steps involved in assay development.

Liquid Biopsy: Guide, Applications and Techniques

Liquid biopsies are tests conducted on blood samples that examine biomarkers shed by tumors, such as cancer cells or pieces of tumor DNA. The data from liquid biopsies can be used in place of or alongside that of traditional surgical biopsies. In this article, we review the theory behind liquid biopsies and their applications in cancer medicine.
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What is Super-Resolution Microscopy? STED, SIM and STORM Explained

Scientists can now use super-resolution microscopy to directly observe living subcellular structures and activities. In this piece, we explore the basics of three popular super-resolution techniques.
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What is Pharmacovigilance?

Pharmaceutical drugs are a valuable part of patient care throughout the world. For doctors to adequately care for their patients, drug safety must be monitored and reported from initial testing to everyday use. In this article, we explore the world of pharmacovigilance.