A protein associated with neuron damage in people with Alzheimer’s disease is surprisingly useful in promoting neuron growth in the lab, according to a new study by engineering researchers at Brown University. The findings, in press at the journal Biomaterials, suggest a better method of growing neurons outside the body that might then be implanted to treat people with neurodegenerative diseases.
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Courtesy of LabTricks.
Western blotting, the backbone of protein research, is a universal lab procedure. While the premise of a western blot is simple — target proteins are identified and quantitated via antibody-antigen interactions — the traditional workflow is labor intensive and time consuming. Researchers have long sought a faster solution — an archetype that would streamline the entire process of separation, transfer, and visualization of results without compromising data quality. Has anybody been successful at this endeavor? Yes, a chosen few have! Want to become part of this exclusive club?
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Are your glass plates getting old? Are chips and cracks causing your gels to leak? Checkout this great tip from Benchfly on how to prevent leaks when pouring plates for SDS-PAGE.
Have any other suggestions? Please share!
Here’s a great tutorial that we found on YouTube showing viewers how to cast an SDS-PAGE gel. The video is very useful for training new students and a good refresher for others who haven’t run a PAGE gel in a while (if those types of people really exist…shame on you!). Please note that this is an independently created video (thanks labtricks and we would love to hear (and publicize) other independently created videos that you’ve found to be useful (with full credit of course).