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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...

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...

How Vaccines are Made

The main purpose of any vaccine is to stop the spread of communicable diseases from one person to another and, where possible, to abolish...

Developing Artificial Life from Scratch

Science has recently begun to establish some of the tools that might let us develop a form of synthetic life. Developing cells from scratch...

Tracking Cells With Barcodes: Beyond the Label

Barcodes are used worldwide as one of the most efficient means of tracking packages and containers. However, the use of barcodes is not solely...

The Neurobiology of Love & Relationships

Valentine’s day is a special day for couples around the world. For those who believe that love is blind, it doesn’t really matter how...

Using Sex to Identify Mislabeled Samples

Gene expression microarrays generate extremely high amounts of transcriptomic data. These datasets may account for thousands of genes from hundreds of different individuals and...

The Current State of CRISPR/Cas9 Technology

CRISPR/Cas9, originally discovered in 1987 by a team of Japanese scientists and later refined by Jennifer Doudna in 2012, is a gene-editing tool that...

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Insight into Cryopreservation: The Art of Freezing Life

Over the last two decades, the biodiversity of our planet has dramatically decreased. This loss in the variety of life can have serious consequences,...

COVID-19 and the Rise of Automation

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 samples which need to be tracked, tested, and recorded, are generated daily. This phenomenon has propelled a new wave...

The Best 4 New Features of BarTender 2020-2021

As a follow-up to our piece about BarTender 2019, we discuss the recent announcement of its 2020 and 2021 updates. These new updates of...

The History of RFID

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has been around for over 80 years and has evolved into one of the most powerful technologies available for sample tracking...