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Extracting Circulating microRNA, Part One: The Preanalytical Phase
microRNA (miRNA) is leading the way as circulating biomarkers in disease biomarker discovery. The hype around circulating miRNA is warranted. They meet many criteria for a good biomarker—namely,...
Safranin: Cheap Stain to Visualize Chromosomes
As an undergraduate student, one of the first experiments I did was staining chromosomes in mitotically active onion root tip cells. The stains that are conventionally used for this purpose are...
Science of science
Identifying fundamental drivers of science and developing predictive models to capture its evolution are instrumental for the design of policies that can improve the scientific enterprise—for...
Repost of @hell_blondinko Hemocytes of air-breathing freshwater snails Planorbis. Cells with a developed actin cytoskeleton. Images taken with ZEISS Axio Imager. Courtesy of Alexandra Tsitrina, Koltz
A code of ethics to get scientists talking
A code of ethics to get scientists talkingA code of ethics to get scientists talking, Published online: 27 February 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-02516-xA set of guidelines could trigger positive...
HIM, ORION NanoFab, wild type #virus. #microscopy #microscope #zeiss #carlzeiss
An overview of 3D X-ray microscopy
ZEISS and Microscopy & Analysis present free guide Scientists have long used X-rays to peer beneath the surface of solid objects, but the recent rise of 3D X-ray microscopy (XRM) means they are...
Repost of @immunofluorescence Mouse #testis labeled with βIII Tubulin (red) marking the Sertoli cells and peanut agglutinin (green) marking the spermatid acrosome. Imaged with a #Zeiss LSM 880 Confoc
Deep learning for biology
Deep learning for biologyDeep learning for biology, Published online: 20 February 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-02174-zA popular artificial-intelligence method provides a powerful tool for...
Repost of @natstagramme @microscopic_farmer This is a live Arabidopsis #inflorescence with young #flower #buds developing at the periphery. Cell walls have been stained with propidium iodide (grey). F
Describing a new species using light and scanning electron microscopy
Oberonia aureolabris – a new addition to the world of orchids We share our world with an incredible array of wild and wonderful creatures. The number of species on earth ranges from anywhere...
Troubleshooting a Faulty ELISA