Scientific procurement pains: Why buying research supplies isn't easy

Scientists probe questions and provide answers—or at least steps and theories toward them—to improve quality of life and understanding of the world. The last thing scientists should worry about while pursuing such grand goals is securing the

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Using reference managers to organize projects and publications: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I described how a reference manager software can make the process of preparing a manuscript significantly easier. In the second part of this series, I will describe some additional features of reference managers—such as

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Bio-detection animals: Dogs, bees, and diagnostic innovation

Diagnosis remains a major stumbling block in the way of treatment and eradication of several diseases, such as cancer and tuberculosis (TB)—a problem I know all too well, as it concerns my research directly. Early diagnosis has an important

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Using reference managers to organize projects and publications: Part 1

Aliyah Weinstein
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Gel electrophoresis: Unique separation uses, beyond biomolecules

Gel electrophoresis is a technique used to separate biomolecules by size and charge. Being such a common workhorse in the biology lab, it is hard to find a modern paper with more than two lines dedicated to this method. However, gel

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SHERLOCK: CRISPR-based point-of-care diagnostic system for Ebola?

Kurt McKean
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Transcription factors: Analytical techniques and relevance to pathology

Mike Yee
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Equipping a new lab: Hidden challenges and tips for starting from scratch

Christina Glantschnig
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Automated cell counting: Tips and techniques for optimal results

Tatjana Bosnjak
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Peripheral blood mononuclear cells: PBMC isolation, preservation, and culture

 Marine Barnabé
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