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FEBS EMBO 2014 Review | Cilia and Disease

admin September 12, 2014

    The Cilia and Disease session of the recent FEBS EMBO Congress provided a comprehensive overview of this dynamic and far-reaching field. The focus of the session – the primary cilium, and diseases of its dysfunction – was covered from several different angles including cancer, neurodegneration and obesity. Role in adipocyte differentiation Opening the… Continue Reading »

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The FEBS EMBO Conference 2014 | Preview

admin August 27, 2014

    The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) are joining forces this year to bring you The FEBS EMBO Conference 2014. Normally held as two separate scientific meetings, the alliance promises to bring researchers a congress that delivers a scientific program bursting with fresh, wide-reaching science. Hosted… Continue Reading »

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Breaking the Ice | What’s with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

admin August 21, 2014

  by Deborah Grainger Anyone who’s anyone is seemingly at it: Lady Gaga, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, former US President George W. Bush, The Pope. (Okay, okay, I made up the part about the Pope.) The “It” I’m referring to of course is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it involves – as you’d probably already… Continue Reading »

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Investigating Kidney Development with Proteintech’s Six2 Antibody

admin August 18, 2014

  By Ashley Juavinett Most likely, you’ve got two kidneys, each composed of functional units known as nephrons, convoluted loops of epithelial tissue that are constantly working to filter your blood and produce urine. You might have 200,000 of these nephrons, or you might have 2 million – the more, the better. Unfortunately, eating your… Continue Reading »

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Antibodies for Cilia Development

admin August 14, 2014

    By Deborah Grainger The primary cilium acts as a sensory organelle that transfers information from the environment to the cell interior. Once thought of as an evolutionary artefact, this organelle is now understood to be crucial for regulating important cellular processes, including the cell cycle, cytoskeletal organization, intraflagellar transport and signaling pathways such… Continue Reading »

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Antibodies for Developmental Biology

admin August 12, 2014

    Guest blogger Simon Hackett reviews several protein families vital to development; a selection of Proteintech antibodies recognizing these targets are listed alongside… Developmental gene products, as their name suggests, control the lineage and ultimately the fate of many different cell types in the developing embryo. These proteins play an important role in the resulting… Continue Reading »

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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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