Publication: Bio Techniques

First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

The Quest for New Fluorescent Proteins

07/24/2014Nicholas Miliaras, Ph.D.The biotech community has been trying to improve on the original Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) for nearly 20 years, but there appears to be no better innovator when it comes to protein engineering than nature herself. ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Don’t Let the Name Fool You: Long Non-Coding RNAs Sometimes Code Proteins

07/23/2014Kayt SukelNew studies suggest that some sequences dubbed long non-coding RNA may require a rechristening—or at least a thorough reexamination. In fruit flies, zebra fish, and humans, some long non-coding RNAs appear to be translated into proteins. ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 23 2014]
Entities: Peptide, Genome, Amino Acid
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Digging Deep into the Brain Sheds Light on Social Behavior

A new method called fiber photometry allows for direct observation of brain activity during behavior, capturing a fundamental and previously inaccessible dimension of mammalian neural circuit... ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Electric Fish: the Shocking Truth

07/18/2014Nicholas Miliaras, Ph.D.How do cells in the electric organs of some fish generate electricity? Find out...I remember my visits to the New England Aquarium as a child quite well. Theelectric eel was a must-see. I watched in awe as this creature ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Bacteria Win the Battle of the Bulge

07/17/2014Jesse JenkinsCan genetically engineered bacteria combat global obesity? Find out...Trillions of microorganisms comprise the human gut’s microbiome—a vast anddiverse ensemble of microbes that work together to help regulate ourmetabolic, neurological, ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Transcription Takes a Break

As a graduate student at Stanford University, Matt Larson became intrigued bythe strange behavior of RNA polymerase. Despite its critical role in cells,RNA polymerase moves erratically along DNA and frequently rests as itproduces an RNA transcript. “Pausing ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Stem Cells Go Head-to-Head

07/15/2014Kelly Rae ChiHow do somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) derived stem cells, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, and embryonic stem cells compare? Find out...A new study published in Nature (1) presents the first directcomparison of human ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

siRNAs: Jumping in the Pool to Avoid Hitting Innocent Bystanders

07/14/2014Patrick C.H. Lo, PhDOff target effects hamper RNAi methods, limiting their ability to provide answers to biological questions. Will a new method called siPools conquer this problem? Find out...When using weaponry to hit a target, it’s important ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Origami Microscope

A lab at Stanford University has designed a research-quality microscope out of folded paper, copper tape, a button battery, an LED light, and a ball lens. Costing less than a dollar, the "Foldscope" could allow scientists to examine samples in the field, ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

From the Editor

p. 5ENHANCING WORKFLOWSOne question we often receive from prospective authors is, “Does my manuscript fit into the scope of BioTechniques ?” Most expect a simple answer, but, in reality, it's a complicated matter.First, there is that wide question of ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Multi-modality imaging of a murine mammary window chamber for breast cancer research

Rachel Schafer 1 ,Hui Min Leung 2,3 ,and Arthur F. Gmitro 2,31 Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ2 College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ3 Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona, ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

BioSpotlight / Citations

Nathan Blow, Ph.D.and Nijsje Dorman, Ph.D.BioTechniques, Vol. 57, No. 1, July 2014, p. 7Structuring your workflowChromosomal structural rearrangements have are associated with human cancers and other genetic diseases. But interrogating large numbers of ... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 10 2014]

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The Quest for New Fluorescent Proteins [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 24 2014]
Don’t Let the Name Fool You: Long Non-Coding RN... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 23 2014]
Digging Deep into the Brain Sheds Light on Soci... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 22 2014]
Electric Fish: the Shocking Truth [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 18 2014]
Bacteria Win the Battle of the Bulge [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 17 2014]
Transcription Takes a Break [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 16 2014]
Stem Cells Go Head-to-Head [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 15 2014]
siRNAs: Jumping in the Pool to Avoid Hitting In... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 14 2014]
Origami Microscope [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 11 2014]
OPTOGENETICS TURNS 10 [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 10 2014]
BioSpotlight / Citations [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 10 2014]
Multi-modality imaging of a murine mammary wind... [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 10 2014]
From the Editor [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 10 2014]
Mixing Hominins [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 09 2014]
Ctenophores Have a Mind of Their Own [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 08 2014]
Spider Silk: Up Close and Personal [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 08 2014]
Grooving to the Sounds of Science [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 03 2014]
The Stickiness of Frog Tongues [Published Bio Techniques - Jul 01 2014]
Microtubule Tug-of-War [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 30 2014]
Does marijuana cause schizophrenia? [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 27 2014]
3D Made Easy [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 26 2014]
Navigating the Human Proteome [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 25 2014]
Good Hair Day [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 20 2014]
Reproducing the Chromosomal Chaos of Cancer [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 19 2014]
RNA-seq: Who’s at the party? [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 18 2014]
Muscled Mice [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 17 2014]
Singling out CpG Methylation Sites [Published Bio Techniques - Jun 16 2014]
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