The Best Science Gifts for Kids this Season

The Best Science Gifts for Kids this Season

'Tis the season of giving (and for using words like 'tis).

Instead of doling out for another pair of bad Christmas socks (okay, you can send those too), how about giving something more meaningful those nieces and nephews you haven’t seen since Fourth of July — science!

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How current, voltage, and power settings affect SDS-PAGE

How current, voltage, and power settings affect SDS-PAGE

If you are new to Western blotting — or trying a new protocol for the first time — you’ll need to optimize the electrophoresis conditions.

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Learn Western Blotting with These Open-Access Articles

Learn Western Blotting with These Open-Access Articles

Western blotting is a nearly ubiquitous procedure among biological research labs worldwide. From its initial introduction in the late 1970s to today, it has made and continues to make countless contributions to the advancement of science and medicine.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an Antibody

5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing an Antibody

Your literature review is almost done, your cell or animal model is established, and your research question is solidified. Now all that’s left is designing your experiment — and ordering your supplies.

Selecting the proper antibody for your research project is a crucial step that can make or break your experience at the bench. While there is no shortage of options in the market, taking a moment to carefully consider your research goals before making your purchase can save you time and money down the road. 

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Dr. Marie Curie: Pioneer in Radioactivity

Dr. Marie Curie: Pioneer in Radioactivity

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

At a time when the very idea of women in science drew scorn and condemnation, Marie Skłodowska Curie never lost her desire to understand the natural world around her. She marched at the forefront of chemistry and physics in her time, coining the term “radioactivity” and establishing the basic theories that govern the field to this day.

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