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Determining the best homogenization protocol for various soil types

As part of our research on the best practices for soil microbial DNA extraction, we collected a wide variety of samples for product development. Therefore, when we were developing the protocols for the PowerLyzer 24 Homogenizer, we developed a protocol that is applicable for the majority of the samples tested. Our previous work on homogenization and bead tubes showed… Read article →


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The details in the differences – painting a clearer picture of tumor heterogeneity

To say tumor biology is complex is an understatement. Not only can tumors vary genetically, phenotypically and metabolically, there are even differences in cells within a single tumor. Collectively, this is referred to as tumor heterogeneity, and is used as a basis for the classification of tumors into subtypes, predominantly based on cancer-specific genomic or… Read article →


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Join our 2-part webinar series! Intro to qPCR and role of RNAs as biomarkers in cardiovascular research

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Preventative and therapeutic strategies focused on controlling traditional risk factors have not always been successful. Recently, the use of miRNAs as novel biomarkers in CVD has opened up new possibilities for discovering novel therapeutic targets and understanding CVD development. To date, the total… Read article →


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What are people saying about the QIAscout?

We’ve been talking a lot about the QIAscout in the past few weeks – exploring application notes, reviewing the workflow and discussing how it can advance single-cell research in any lab. But as we all know from the popularity of review sites like Yelp, what really tips the scale for any product is whether our… Read article →