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Outbreak! Zika Testing Using the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Looking for a way to keep your immunology or virology lessons fresh? Consider teaching the lesson from a biomedical diagnostic point of view! Here, we describe how Zika Virus can be used to teach the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (or ELISA).
Tagged on: Biotech Basics, Beginner, Classroom Laboratory, Professional Development, Disease, Virus, Workshop
Understanding Edvotek's New SDS and Product Labels
At Edvotek, we always want the best for our customers, which is why we are constantly improving our products to meet their highest quality standards. You may have noticed that in the last few years, we have improved our website to deliver information in a clear, concise manner. We have also improved the design of many of our products including our electrophoresis units.
Tagged on: Biotech Basics, Beginner, Tips and Tricks, Classroom Laboratory, Professional Development
Making the Polymerase Chain Reaction Easier with PCR EdvoBeads™
Invented in 1983 by Kary Mullis, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) has become indispensable in modern molecular biology research. Through a clever use of DNA polymerase Dr. Mullis discovered a method to quickly create many copies of a specific sequence of DNA in vitro. Many schools have already incorporated PCR into their biology lab sections, allowing the students to experience the technique in person.
Tagged on: Beginner, Biotech Basics, PCR, Tips and Tricks
DNA Ligase - Building a Bridge with DNA
DNA ligase is one of the most important, but least celebrated, enzymes used in modern biotechnology. This enzyme plays a very important role in DNA replication and repair by acting like a “glue” that can connect different DNA fragments to one another. Scientists take advantage of this molecular glue to combine DNA fragments to make an entirely new sequence. However, many people are merely using DNA ligase as a tool without knowing the story and mechanism behind it.
Tagged on: Beginner, Biotech Basics, DNA, Genes, Plasmids, Restriction Digest, Restriction Endonucleases, Restriction Enzymes, STEM, Transformation, Ligation, DNA Ligase, Recombinant DNA Technology
Visualizing DNA After Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Electrophoresis is a technique that allows us to separate DNA, RNA or proteins into bands according to their size. For more information about this technique, be sure to check out our previous post describing electrophoresis.
Tagged on:Biotech Basics, Science, Technology, Electrophoresis, Classroom Laboratory, DNA, STEM, DNA Fragments, Beginner, Intermediate
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