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The RNA Paranoia!
09 Sep / 2016

The RNA Paranoia!

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Of all the “desktop” molecular biology experiments that I have been exposed to, this one wins the prize for making your neurons fire at another level of crazy. The stimulus driving such hyperactivity is due to the “You-Know-Who” RNase! This little bundle of terror refuses to die down, give way or just stand in the corner for a while to let your experiments proceed at a decent pace. It finds a way right into the undesired places, extending your PhD one week at a time. 

The art of pipetting: Common errors, big blunders.
09 Sep / 2016

The art of pipetting: Common errors, big blunders.

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Imagine this: You’ve obtained this standardized and highly cited protocol for this crucial gene. You’ve worked out all the requirements, gathered all the reagents and are all set to start with your very first step: plasmid extraction. You’ve followed the protocol through-and-through. And just when you think you have prepared the best possible plasmid, you end up with too much contamination. What could possibly have gone wrong?

Know Your Plasticware
09 Jul / 2015

Know Your Plasticware

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Often while working with plasticware, it becomes necessary to know the actual material your beaker or petri plate is composed of. Once you know about the composition, you can easily find out details such as chemical resistance, temperature for autoclaving and the material best suited for your experiment. This is important because you surely don’t want to end up frying your petri plate or blowing up your centrifuge tube in the oven! Even when you are browsing through our website, you will encounter terms such as ‘Polypropylene’, ‘Polyethylene’ etc. and one must often think “What’s really the difference between all these?” Well, we help you figure that out just about now!

The dilemma of: LC-MS or MALDI-TOF?
08 Jul / 2015

The dilemma of: LC-MS or MALDI-TOF?

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With the advent of two major techniques within the past century, scientists are faced with a dilemma for their protein identification studies. Both the techniques fall under the umbrella of Mass Spectrometry, analyze protein samples and provide results in the form of m/z spectra. So, what’s the difference? Why and when should you choose any one technique over the other? Before we answer these questions, here’s a brief introduction to what these things mean.

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