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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention: It’s in the Blood

admin July 16, 2014

  A breakthrough relating to Alzheimer’s disease prediction has made big news in mainstream media in the last few weeks. The paper at the center of the excitement was published July 3 in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia and describes potential, blood-based markers for the possible early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Proteintech’s Neuroscience Guest Blogger Ashley Juavinett has… Continue Reading »

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Stem Cells and Cell Phones | A Cellular Connection?

admin June 16, 2014

    By Ashley Juavinett Over ninety percent of adults own cell phones, a percentage that has been rising at the fastest rate of any consumer technology. Similar to the lights, appliances, and many other electronic devices in our homes, cell phones emit electromagnetic frequency (EMF) waves around 800-2000 MHz. Due to the increasing use… Continue Reading »

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7 Tips for Optimizing Your Western Blotting Experiments

admin May 29, 2014

  By Deborah Grainger Western blotting is not an exact science: obtaining perfect, publication-ready results straight away is not exactly the norm. However, there are steps you can take to refine your blotting experiments and ensure they get off to the best start possible. This fine-tuning process is known as optimization, and several stages of… Continue Reading »

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8 Top Tips for Immunoprecipitation

Deborah March 21, 2014

  mmunoprecipitation, or IP, is a well-established technique for the isolation of proteins from, well, a rather chaotic mixture of many other proteins in solution. The solution could be anything from a tissue homogenate to a cell lysate, but the goal remains the same: isolation of one specific protein and nothing else – or at… Continue Reading »

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Love Potion No. 9: A Look at the Chemicals of Romance

admin February 14, 2014

By Ashley Juavinette In their 1959 hit, “Love Potion No. 9,” The Clovers describe a man going to a gypsy to solve his romantic woes. Luckily, the gypsy Madame Rue has a recipe for a potion that will allow him to be completely at ease with the ladies…As well as a police officer:  I didn’t… Continue Reading »

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A Role for Ferritin Light Chain Protein in Multiple Sclerosis

admin January 27, 2014

By Simon Hackett  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system estimated to affect 2.5 million people worldwide. MS causes a wide range of neurological symptoms including ataxia, chronic pain and difficulty speaking. Twice as many women are affected as men. Diagnosis of the disease is often difficult: clinical findings alone… Continue Reading »

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Bloggers: Proteintech Needs You! Blog for Us at Neuroscience 2013!

admin October 3, 2013

Are you going to Neuroscience 2013 in San Diego this November? Would you like to report on the cutting edge neuroscience being delivered at the meeting? Do you own or contribute to a blog? Actively take part in science discussions on Twitter? Or are you simply just passionate about writing and science communication? If you… Continue Reading »

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Proteintech Celebrates 5000 Publications Featuring its Antibodies

admin September 20, 2013

  Proteintech antibodies have featured in over 5,000 publications to date, which we think is cause for celebration. What’s more is the number of customer publications appearing in high impact journals such as Nature, Cell, and the Journal of Cell Biology is on the rise. We also couldn’t help but notice these papers often draw… Continue Reading »

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ICI 2013 Report: Perspectives on Preventative Cancer Vaccines

admin September 4, 2013

  “What does not kill us makes us stronger” is how Nietzsche put it, and many have argued the case on both sides in the field of psychology ever since; however, it’s a debate that’s pertinent to immunology as well. Olivera ‘Olja’ Finn, the scientist who discovered the first human tumor-associated antigen (TAA) ― mucin‑(MUC)1… Continue Reading »

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