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:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-23-2010
If you are a developmental biologist you must check out The Node which is a community site for and by developmental biologists that was launched by the research journal Development in April of this year. What’s truly unique about the Node is that it allows registered users to add their own posts to the front page making this a truly interactive social network for the developmental biology community.
One of my favorite posts so far on this site is by Shelly a graduate teaching assistant for a first year biomedical sciences course at Auckland University in New Zealand. She has a fantastic lesson plan for teaching embryology using different colored modeling clay.
Here’s what the final model looks like but you should definitely check out teaching embryology to undergraduates to learn how to get from a neural tube to a four week old embryo using one fantastic lesson plan.
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-15-2010
I just received this in my inbox from a fellow who claims that he never sends spam but….
Anyhow, it actually is very well done. Here’s the story:
A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is also the exact opposite..
Only a 1 minute, 44 second video and brilliant. Make sure you read as well as listen…forward and backward.
This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old. The contest was titled “u @ 50″ by AARP. This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awestruck and broke into spontaneous applause. So simple and yet so brilliant.
Take a minute and watch it. You’ll be awestruck too !
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 05-03-2010
Aaron does 2 transfections for optimal siRNA silencing. Does anyone else out there do that? If so, have you tried siLentfect? If you’re cells are amenable to being transfected in suspension you might want to try the protocol posted in how to perform efficient siRNA
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-15-2010
Bio-Rad USA’s latest spring promotion has arrived. For a limited time they are offering a “Buy 1 get 2 Free” on their Real-Time PCR Supermixes. For details check out the Spring into Savings flyer which also includes a great compatibility chart to determine which supermix is right for your machine. You can also contact your Bio-Rad direct representative by emailing
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:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-03-2010
A shout out to Emily Johnston and the folks at Medicareer for recognizing The American Biotechnologist as one of the top 50 biotech blogs (actually, we appear #2 in her list!). The list is broken up into categories which include: Encompassing Biotechnology, Health and Life Sciences, Agriculture, Technology, Business and Ethics, Law and Policy. Well worth checking out. Visit http://phlebotomytechnicianprograms.org/2010/top-50-biotech-blogs/ to see the full list of sites.