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Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Protein Characterization Utilizing Unique New Capabilities from a Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument

Protein Characterization Utilizing Unique New Capabilities from a Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument
The molecular weight of biological materials and polymers can be determined from both static light scattering (SLS) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) experiments using Malvern's Zetasizer Nano. In addition the molecular size of very small molecules in solution can be measured using the Zetasizer Nano, both as a batch measurement in cuvettes, and with the use of a flow cell, as a detector at the end of a chromatography column.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Cell Signaling: Chasing Down Kinases And Their Targets

Cell Signaling: Chasing Down Kinases And Their Targets
Signaling pathways are everywhere. We couldn’t live without them – both the intracellular pathways that govern the interior workings of cells, and the pathways involved in intercellular communication, and the communication of cells with their physical environment. But these nicely organized... more...

No More Slab Gels for DNA and RNA

No More Slab Gels for DNA and RNA
eGene Inc., now a Qiagen company, sells the HDA-GT12TM Genetic Analyzer for the separation and detection of DNA/RNA molecules. The HDA system automatically handles samples in 12-well strips or a 96-well tray, gives DNA resolution up to 2-5 bp, uses less than 1 ┬ÁL sample volume, and provides DNA size and concentration data in digital format. This analyzer combines automatic gel electrophoresis and accurate gel documentation in one compact system.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Get a head start on your writing this festive season

Get a head start on your writing this festive season

If you're going to give the traditional Christmas telly a miss this year (how many times have you watched reruns of Only Fools and Horses or Mary Poppins!) to instead start work on your final dissertation or making serious headway on your thesis, you might want to think about treating yourself to a tool that will make creating citations and bibliographies a hundred times quicker and simpler. EndNote makes working with literature references easier at every stage, from capturing and organising relevant extracts, to using them in your writing.

Buy and download your copy of EndNote 24/7 (even on Christmas Day) to save the most money.

New EndNote case study - capturing and cataloguing palliative

New EndNote case study - capturing and cataloguing palliative
care research

This case study shows how EndNote helped a team of researchers from the Association for Children's Palliative Care charity (ACT) gather together and organise relevant research to create a bi-annual journal called PaedPalLit. The journal delivers a complete, easy-to-reference guide to the latest palliative care research, providing an invaluable source of information to busy practitioners, clinicians and affected families.

Download your copy of the ACT EndNote case study

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Free antibody production

Complimentary Antibody Offer

Visit and fill out the Antibody Grants Sheet for a chance to receive 2 mgs of antibody!

Grant Award Date: 1 Award selected on the 15th of every month. Awardees will receive a 0.2 mg test sample of affinity purified rabbit sera produced by Novus Biologicals. (Typical antibody production takes 4-5 months). If the product works and you supply the necessary documentation, you will receive 2 mgs of affinity purified antibody in exchange for product feedback.

Submit by the end of the month to be selected in the following month’s drawing.

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From Paraffin Sample to RT-ready RNA in 2 hours

From Paraffin Sample to RT-ready RNA in 2 hours with Maximized Yield

WaxFree(tm) RNA is designed to extract RNA from both formalin-fixed
paraffin embedded (FFPE) samples and fresh and frozen tissue. The
straightforward protocol employs a non-binding method to efficiently
extract RNA. WaxFree minimizes the RNA loss typically observed in
traditional column or bead methods so it is particularly useful for old
or small samples. In addition, most extractions are completed in
approximately two hours without the use of toxic xylene.

Full details here Bio-Rad PCR and real-time PCR tools

Bio-Rad is committed to providing the best tools for PCR and real-time PCR. Register now on and receive the information you'll need to find your perfect match.

Bio-Rad offers the most complete line of thermal cyclers available. With Bio-Rad cyclers
you can:

  • Quantitate up to 5 targets per well
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  • Increase success with enzymes that work where others fail
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Monday, 3 December 2007

Trypsin Recombinant, Proteomics Grade

Trypsin Recombinant, Proteomics Grade
Roche's Trypsin Recombinant, Proteomics Grade is a highly purified protease especially designed for the digestion of proteins separated by 2-D gel electrophoresis or liquid chromatographic methods in the course of sample preparation for mass spectrometry. The enzyme is free of contamination from other proteases, and features high specific activity and a reproducible cleavage pattern, leading to faster digestions and more accurate identification of proteins in mass spectrometry. Roche's broad range of sequencing-grade proteases also includes Lys-C, Glu-C, Asp-N, Arg-C, Chymotrypsin, and Carboxypeptidase Y.

Human Retinol-binding Protein 4 QuantikineR ELISA

Human Retinol-binding Protein 4 Quantikine(r) ELISA
R&D Systems now offers a human Retinol-binding Protein 4 (RBP4)
Quantikine ELISA (Catalog # DRB400 ). RBP4 binds to and transports
retinol (vitamin A) from the liver to the peripheral tissues. RBP4 also
promotes hyperglycemia through downregulation of the glucose transporter
GLUT4 in adipocytes, the upregulation of the hepatic gluconeogenic
enzyme PEPCK, and the attenuation of insulin receptor signaling in
skeletal muscle. Serum RBP4 levels are also reported elevated in type 2
diabetes and obesity. This new ELISA is designed to measure RBP4
concentrations in cell culture supernatant, serum, plasma, urine, and
saliva. For more information, please visit or call

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