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Thermo Scientific KingFisher Duo

Achieve high yields of quality nucleic acids from a variety of starting materials. Watch our new video to see how the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Duo magnetic particle processor can help with your purification requirements.

  • KINESIN - 3D Animation

    One of the main jobs of a cell is to transport a variety of molecules. Kinesin, a motor protein found in eukaryotic cells, takes organelles and vesicles from the center to the outside of the cell. As this 3D animation vividly illustrates, kinesins, which are powered by the hydrolysis of ATP, move their cargo along microtuble filaments within the cell.

  • Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

    Tumor cells are sensed and destroyed by cells of the immune system and they can evolve to evade immune-mediated elimination. Scientists are developing new immunotherapies that help the immune system to "fight back" — the animation created by Nature Reviews Cancer and Nature Reviews Immunology explains how these exciting new drugs work.

  • New Insights Into "The Mind's Eye"

    SciShow explores a newly identified neurological condition, aphantasia, the inability to visualize things in your imagination, and gives tribute to Dr. Oliver Sacks, popular explorer of the human mind.

  • Women in Science Video Project: Synthetic Biology Research

    Researchers at NASA Ames Research Center are using synthetic biology to make things “work better”. Check out this informative video created by young female cinematographers. 

  • 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.


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