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Will New Model Organisms Lead to Scientific Discovery?

Most laboratory research takes place in only a handful of model organisms, with mice, fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), the nematode C. elegans, E. coli,...

Defining Smart Labels & Tags for Identification

The advancements in technology have affected every industry, including the identification industry, which has led to the development of “smart” labels and tags. Smart...

The Cold Chain & Cold Storage Transport Tracking

The cold chain has been a topic that has been discussed recently in regards to the new vaccine from Pfizer. However, what exactly is...

The Development & Function of mRNA Vaccines

The new generation of mRNA vaccines has been a hot topic in the news lately. With so much discussion surrounding their rapid development and...

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...

DNA is One of the Best Ways to Store Information

Throughout the past several years, scientists have been increasingly generating mass amounts of data, and with so much information being mined, the need for...

The Ins and Outs of Labeling your SDS-PAGE and Western Blot

Western blot is likely the most common biochemistry technique used to separate proteins. Things can often get messy though, with so many samples that...

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...

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,...

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ISO Accreditations Every Biobank Must Know & Why They Matter

The increasing contribution of biobanks to health research has led to the need to establish standardized regulations and requirements for biobanking to ensure the...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Dana Al-Sulaiman, Ph.D., M.Eng., ACGI, MIET

Our latest research spotlight focuses on the young, accomplished, and up-and-coming Dr. Dana Al-Sulaiman, a biomedical engineer developing biosensing platforms and technologies for the...

A Brief Guide to Glove-Friendly Labeling in the Lab

Labeling is performed daily, with large experiments sometimes requiring hundreds of sample tubes, each of which must be identified appropriately. Most laboratory personnel must...

A Brief History of Live-Cell Imaging

Starting with the invention of the microscope by a father and son team, scientists have been fascinated by the emerging new world of microorganisms....