In October 2013, we polled users of protein analysis products in the U.S. to understand how, if at all, budget sequestration has affected their lab’s purchase of protein analysis products. Results reveal that both non-profit and for-profit researchers are impacted by budget sequestration as approximately 56% of non-profit and 29% of for-profit respondents indicated budget sequestration has definitely affected…read more >
In places where controlling tuberculosis (TB) is a concern, there is an urgent need for simple, inexpensive diagnostics that can identify active TB, particularly in the context of HIV infection. In a recent paper (PLoS Medicine, October 22, 2013), researchers discovered that a unique RNA transcriptional signature found in whole blood could distinguish TB from other diseases including HIV…read more >
During drug development, it’s critical to monitor cellular responses to promising compounds, which includes keeping tabs on the activities of various gene promoters. Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies report a new method to accomplish that, using the advanced gene expression analysis method CAGE followed by single-molecule sequencing.
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What are the top bioinformatics concerns for researchers that perform next-generation sequencing? We wanted to understand their “top of mind” concerns and not prompt users with a list of potential answers from which to choose. So, we asked over 400 scientists in government, private, commercial and academic labs in the United States, all involved in performing next generation sequencing,…read more >
We set out to understand, at a top level, which life science suppliers are recognized in the industry for having the most flexible pricing options, for reagents and for instruments. The questions posed to North American, European and Chinese audiences were:
Q. Which life science reagent supplier has the most flexible pricing options?
Q. Which life science instrument supplier…read more >
We set out to understand, at a top level, which life science suppliers are recognized in the industry for having the most memorable advertising, for reagents and for instruments. The questions posed to North American, European and Chinese audiences were:
Q. Which life science reagent supplier has the most memorable advertising?
Q. Which life science instrument supplier has the…read more >
The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research was awarded $8.1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a novel clinical trial using whole genome sequencing to test women and their partners, before they actually conceive, for mutations that could cause rare, but serious diseases in their offspring.
The project is part of the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research…read more >
Where do scientists charged with analyzing forensic DNA samples from crime scenes go when they want to stay current on new methods, trends and products? We recently learned it may not be the same place as other scientists undertaking similar tasks like DNA-based paternity testing, human cell line identification and human phenotype testing.
In a recent survey, we asked over…read more >
Biopharmaceutical companies, being in a regulated industry, have always been focused on meeting quality requirements and controlling their supply chain. However, in the past few years they have had to deal with increasingly stringent regulatory demands to demonstrate that they are in control of not only their internal manufacturing processes, but the manufacturing processes of their raw material vendors…read more >
When was the last time your company produced a printed catalog? You might want to consider the effectiveness of a printed catalog for certain regions such as in China. In Apr 2013, we polled Chinese cell culture researchers regarding what catalogs they used in the last month to purchase life science research products and whether it was in print…read more >