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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading-edge technology is being used by two CSIRO Livestock Industries' research teams to identify genes that enable sheep to resist intestinal parasites.
The Life Sciences Division of Corning has introduced an improved line of disposable PCR products.
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
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
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
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
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