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RNAi – Basic Research Tool to Major Player in the Healthcare Industry

Using RNA interference (RNAi) to knock down gene expression is one of the staples of life science research. It’s used in many cellular models,...

How to Keep Your Business Compliant with the FDA’s UDI Regulations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all medical devices are identified with a unique device identifier (UDI), in both human and...

Deciphering the Biology of the 2019 Coronavirus

As of the day this article was written, more than 20,000 cases of the new coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV, have been confirmed in China.1 The disease,...

A History of Barcoding Technology

Barcodes are one of the best ways to track and trace items. They’re found everywhere, in supermarkets, industrial warehouses, labs, and medical facilities. However, barcodes didn’t...

The Science of Aging & How A.I. Can Help us Live Longer

With new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology primed to revolutionize medicine, including diagnostics and drug discovery, it was only a matter of time until scientists...

The Science of Cryogenics

Labs have been using cryogenics for years to store human and animal tissue samples, cell lines, and extracts. Freezing ultimately helps preserve these samples, but for large...

Expo Cannabis 2019: What’s New in the Cannabis Healthcare Landscape

With cannabis now legalized in Canada, research into the beneficial effects of cannabinoids and terpenes is growing across the country. I was recently at Expo...

Combining Art and Science to Produce Better Research

Whether you enjoy watching films, listening to music, or painting in your spare time, art plays a major part of our everyday lives. Films...

Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain is Helping Make Healthcare Safer

In 2018, the term “Blockchain” was one of the most searched terms by scientists on Google.1 This technology first appeared ten years earlier as the...

A Brief History of PCR and Its Derivatives

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is one of the most universally used techniques in biology. It’s an integral part of any student’s curriculum and most...

Pluripotent Stem Cells: Changing the Way We Study & Treat Disease

Just a couple years ago, I was a research associate working at McGill University in the Meakins-Christie Laboratories, studying a rare disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis,...

Using 3D Printing to Build Organs, Implants, and Medical Devices

When you hear 3D printing, what do you think of? Perhaps you imagine creating inanimate objects like chairs, wrenches, or toys out of construction...

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Biobanking is a Priority for Scientists Studying COVID-19

Biobanks serve as a source of primary human tissues, with some storing millions of samples from hundreds of thousands of patients. So, what do...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Dhivya Sudhan, UT Southwestern Medical Center

This is the first in a series of interviews delving into the lives of scientists and their research. This week’s Research Spotlight features Dr....

9 Ways to Improve Turnaround Time in Medical Laboratories

To improve turnaround time in the laboratory is an important benchmark that all medical labs strive for. However, improving turnaround time is rarely a...

What We Know About COVID-19 Immunity Right Now

Don't forget to favorite this blog as it will be continuously updated with the latest news regarding COVID-19 immunity. Five months after the COVID-19 outbreak...