Life science & clinical diagnostics instruments

Fast DNA extraction

16 August, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.sigma-aldrich.com/

Sigma-Aldrich has introduced a tissue PCR kit that contains reagents to rapidly extract genomic DNA from tissue or cells and amplify targets of interest by PCR. Extract-N-Amp Tissue PCR kit (Product number XNAT) offers a single-step extraction of tissue genomic DNA in less than 15 minutes.


Bacteria used to bolster ancient buildings

03 August, 2004

Micro-organisms thriving in polluted urban areas are held largely responsible for the crumbling of cultural heritage sites worldwide. Now, scientists from the University of Portsmouth, England, are looking at ways to reverse the trend and put some of the bacteria to good use.


Electrophoresis system

14 July, 2004 | Supplied by: http://www.dksh.com.au/

The Cambrex Reliant FastLane Gel System can be used to analyse PCR products. DNA fragments from 10 bp to 10 kb can be resolved accurately in as little as 15 minutes.


Secrets of chromosome 13 revealed

17 June, 2004

Researchers have completed the sequencing of human chromosome 13 - with some surprising results. Among the genes identified using the sequence of chromosome 13 are those that can dispose to breast cancer (BRCA2) as well as regions associated with schizophrenia and one containing a gene implicated in asthma.


Cell attachment

15 June, 2004

Corning's CellBind Active Surface is a novel and proprietary, non-biological, non-chemical, optimised surface treatment for better attachment and growth of anchorage-dependent cells.


Fighting sheep worms with genomics

18 May, 2004

Leading-edge technology is being used by two CSIRO Livestock Industries' research teams to identify genes that enable sheep to resist intestinal parasites.


PCR reaction vessels

15 May, 2004

The Life Sciences Division of Corning has introduced an improved line of disposable PCR products.


Limiting 'noise' in 2D gels

08 January, 2004

2D gel electrophoresis (2DE) is a scientific technique that is a cornerstone of proteomics research. 2DE has evolved dramatically both in terms of the number of scientists utilising the technique and how it is applied within their research


Microtitre plate closures

24 November, 2003 | Supplied by: Lomb Scientific (Aust) Pty Ltd

Chromacol WebSeal microtitre plate closures are available in two versions for use with round and square bottom microtitre plate wells.


De novo sequencing of tryptic peptides

08 May, 2003 | Supplied by: Bruker Pty Ltd

De novo sequencing has evolved to become a very useful tool for the complete elucidation of protein primary structures - especially in case of an unknown proteome. In a recent contest, MALDI-TOF/TOF MS has shown its huge potential for this task


Proteome analysis in days

08 December, 2002 by Marye Hefty & Sallie Ortiz

A team of researchers at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed new instrumentation and a unique approach to obtain the most complete protein analysis of any organism to date


A quantitative tool for comparative protein expression

08 February, 2002

Isotope Coded Affinity Tagging is a strategy for using MS and MS/MS data to concurrently identify and quantify comparative protein expression within complex mixtures


DNA transcription is tuned to specific cells

08 November, 2001

Researchers have found a new example of how the machinery that controls the transcription of DNA to messenger RNA (mRNA) is tailored to specific cells or genes


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