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Introducing the ChemiDoc MP Imaging System for More Accurate Western Blot Quantification

The ChemiDoc MP system is a full-feature instrument for gel or Western blot imaging. It is designed to address multiplex fluorescent western blotting, chemiluminescence detection, and general gel documentation applications.

  • Hopkins Undergrads' Device Could Save Billions In Health Care Costs

    Team Aezon -- composed entirely of Johns Hopkins undergrads -- is a top 10 finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize, a $10 million global competition to develop a portable, medical diagnostic device for the consumer market, inspired by the “tricorder” used on Star Trek. This device could help reduce the estimated $38 million wasted annually in unnecessary emergency department visits, says Kenney Scholar Ryan Walter, Engr '16, who cites research from the New England Healthcare Institute and Truven Health Analytics.

  • From Mammoths to Neandertals, Ancient DNA Unlocks the Mysteries of the Past

    Evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro and her team extract DNA from animal bones buried in the frozen Arctic for millennia. Starting with mere fragments of DNA, the scientists can reconstruct entire genomes of these animals to better understand how species respond to rapid changes in the environment.

  • DNA Nanoswitch for Gel-Based Interaction Analysis

    Gel electrophoresis sorts DNA or other small proteins by size and shape using electrical currents to move molecules through small pores in gel. The process can be combined with novel DNA nanoswitches, developed by Wyss Associate Faculty member Wesley Wong, to allow for the simple and inexpensive investigation of life's most powerful molecular interactions.

  • Neuroscience: Crammed with Connections

    In a piece of brain tissue smaller than a dust mite, there are thousands of brain cell branches and connections. Researchers from Harvard University have mapped them all in a new study appearing in Cell. They find some unexpected insights about how the cells talk to each other.

  • Inside The World's Most Powerful New Microscopes

    Scientists have come up with new ways to hack the physics of light, inventing powerful microscopes.

  • CRISPR-Cas9: The Key to Fighting Genetic Disease?

    The CRISPR-Cas9 system has brought medical research closer to finding a cure for many diseases, including sickle cell anemia, HIV, cancer, Huntington's disease and more.

  • Engineered E. Coli: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Tools

    In this animation, see an example of how genetically engineered microbes being developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute could detect and treat a wide range of gastrointestinal illnesses and conditions.

  • Epigenome: The Symphony in Your Cells

    Almost every cell in your body has the same DNA sequence. So how come a heart cell is different from a brain cell? Cells use their DNA code in different ways, depending on their jobs. Just like orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways. 

  • Microscope Technique Brings Big Resolution at Low Temperatures

    New advances in electron microscopy reveal molecular structures at resolutions useful for drug discovery.

  • Rat Tissue Decellularization

    Over a period of 52 hours, infusion of a detergent solution removes cells from a rat forelimb, leaving behind the cell-free matrix scaffolding onto which new tissues can be regenerated. For more on regenerative medicine, read this featured article from GEN's June 15 issue. 

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