Science in the Clouds

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-16-2014

Killer to Chiller

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-12-2014

Why would already abundant ‘natural killer’ cells proliferate even further after subduing an infection? It’s been a biological mystery for 30 years. But now Brown University scientists have an answer: After proliferation, the cells switch from marshaling the immune response to calming it down. The findings illuminate the functions of a critical immune system cell important for early defense against disease induced by viral infection.

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Eight Days a Week-In the Lab

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-11-2014

Image Lab™ Software: Learn the Basics from the Experts

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-10-2014

Presented by: Ben Wang, PhD Senior Technical Support Specialist

Presented by:
Ben Wang, PhD
Senior Technical Support Specialist

Join Bio-Rad Laboratories for a 30 minute live webinar developed and delivered by our knowledgeable Technical Support Team.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM Pacific

As you get ready to use your new system, we will provide you with an opportunity to learn the basic features of Image Lab Software. This training will cover the primary tools, as well as how to acquire an image.

Click here to register for the webinar.

A Robust Method for Detecting DNA Methylation

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-09-2014

DNA methylation is one of the most studied epigenetic modifications. DNA methylation plays an important role in a number of physiological processes as well as common diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Recent data have shown a correlation of DNA methylation and disease status. However, there is an unmet need for a sensitive yet robust method to analyze DNA methylation in clinical samples.

In the bulletin “Droplet Digital PCR: Detection of DNA Methylation”, Bio-Rad Laboratories demonstrates teh unprecedented sensitivity, linearity and robustness of DNA methylation detection by ddPCR in a model system for an imprinted gene involved in neurological disorders.

Read “Droplet Digital PCR: Detection of DNA Methylation” for more information.