Cancer immunotherapy is one promising cancer treatment option whereby the host’s own immune system is used to treat cancer. The therapy works by either stimulating certain immune activities, or counteracting… Read more »
Aging and Telomere Length Quantification by qPCR Aging is a time-dependent decline of the body’s functional capabilities and is an inevitable course of life (as shown in the image below,… Read more »
Primary cells, which are isolated directly from tissue, show normal cell morphology and maintain many of the important markers and functions seen in vivo. Primary cells, though, have a finite lifespan and limited expansion capacity, so it is critical to use primary cells at low passage for your research.
Neuronal cell lines are commonly used for in vitro neurobiology studies because they are more easily transfected compared to primary neurons and they proliferate, whereas primary neurons do not. Neuronal… Read more »
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W Young for research that established key mechanistic principles on how circadian… Read more »
qPCR is still considered the gold standard for gene expression analysis, especially when template copy number is low. In short, NGS provides a great tool for analyzing a large number of genes to narrow down the research interest and qPCR provides a fast, reliable, and cost effective means to verify NGS results.
Cell culturing is a widely used technique to grow cells outside of their natural environment using artificial environments and controlled conditions that has become indispensable to scientific research. The applications… Read more »
3 Reasons Why You Should Take “Pseudogenes” Seriously in Your Research Protein-coding DNA, or “functional” genes, only accounts for up to 2% in the human genome. Until recently, the remaining… Read more »
Cancer is a collection of over 200 diseases where the only common denominator is rogue cells1,2. The ways in which a cell can go rogue is so varied that cancer… Read more »