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How to avoid leaky SDS-PAGE gels

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-03-2013

Here’s a great video tip from LabTricks.

Please note that this video is unaffilated with Bio-Rad Laboratories.

A better way to culture central nervous cells

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 01-29-2013

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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Gel Extraction Comb Tricks

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 07-04-2012

Courtesy of LabTricks.

Revolutionizing protein research

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-19-2012

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?

Find out more about a revolutionary new workflow that will help you cut your western blotting time in half!

Quick tip for anyone pouring polyacrylamide gels

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 05-31-2012

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!