Posts Tagged: RNA

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Insights from the land down under

One of the things that immediately comes to mind when I think about Australia – besides kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, the great barrier reef, the Sydney opera house and Men at Work’s famous tune “Down Under” – is of course the cuddly and iconic koala. These creatures are special in many ways. Not only are they… Read article →


Reproducibility

Reproducibility matters…

In science, the buzz around the reproducibility topic has been going on for some time now. Back in 2010 an article in The New Yorker called “The Truth Wears Off” addressed the concern of which results to believe when so-called validated findings could not be proven or replicated and led to retraction of scientific publications…. Read article →


curling

Smoothing the path to successful RNA isolation

I’m always excited to watch curling during the Winter Olympics – great teams from around the world competing and aiming for nothing less than gold. It might look easy as they try to get the stone as close to the button as possible. But it is really much more difficult, because there are so many… Read article →



Coral reef

Deep-Sea Corals of the Red Sea – True Survivors

How do deep-sea corals survive in the warm, saline, oxygen- and food-deprived environment of the Red Sea? In a recent study, Yum LK et. al describes what happened when they went diving for answers. To get started, the team isolated RNA using flash frozen coral powder from three deep-sea coral species of the Red Sea… Read article →