ScienCell's Human Astrocytes (HA) - Immunostaining for GFAP, 200x.

Not All Primary Cells are Created Equal

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.


Circadian Clock and its connection to Breast Cancer

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 »

Value of qPCR in the Next Generation Sequencing Era

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.