Posts Tagged: qPCR

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Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s – conquering the complexities of neuroscience

In recent years, research into the nervous system has advanced greatly, thanks to progress in areas like molecular biology, electrophysiology, biochemistry, high-resolution microscopy, computational neuroscience and nanotechnology. We can even understand some complex processes occurring in within a neuron. So nowadays, scientists can study several aspects of the nervous system including how it works, its… Read article →


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Live webinar! The importance of controls and novel solutions for successful real-time qPCR

Reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) is one of the most widely used methods for gene quantification today because it offers numerous advantages. High sensitivity, accuracy, speed and specificity are the key benefits that have made it a gold standard for gene expression analysis. However, a number of critical factors are involved during the various steps… Read article →



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Understanding tumor heterogeneity with gene expression analysis

Strategies to counter tumor heterogeneity are high on the wish list of oncologists and cancer researchers. Within a single tumor, cells can differ in size, proliferation rate and ability to metastasize. Most significantly for physicians and patients, they can also differ in their sensitivity to chemotherapy. How can we best understand and investigate this aspect… Read article →


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Keep calm, the chaperones are on!

The original nano-machines I was quite excited to hear the announcement that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to a group of 3 European scientists for developing “nano-machines,” a technological breakthrough which crafted the path for the world’s first smart materials. Sir Fraser Stoddart, Bernard Feringa and Jean-Pierre Sauvage developed the world´s smallest… Read article →