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Methods & Techniques

Biology laboratory techniques include articles that describe different methods or procedures applied in biological research.

Methods & Techniques Articles

Comparing the rate of photosynthesis with different wavelengths of light
The author planned and designed an experiment to compare the rate of photosynthesis with the different wavelengths of light.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 3.00, 4 pages

Estimate Soil Texture-by-Feel
How good are you at estimating soil texture-by-feel? Read about how to learn this skill in the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: 2.33

World’s smallest hand-held instrument for detecting health and safety threats
Researchers in Indiana are describing development of the world’s smallest complete mass spectrometer (MS), a miniature version of a standard lab device

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Toward non-invasive disease diagnosis with “wellness cards”
Scientists are reporting development of a device that could serve as the electronic “reader” for a coming generation of “wellness cards,” specimen holders used to diagnose disease from a drop of a patient’s saliva or blood.

Date: 30 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Microscopic version of the CT scan reveals secrets of bone formation
A new version of CT scan is giving scientists precious new information about how Mother Nature forms shells, bones, and other hard structures in animals ranging from guppies to mice.

Date: 4 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Toward a fast, life-saving test for identifying the purity of heroin
Scientists in Spain are reporting an advance toward a new method for determining the purity of heroin that could save lives by allowing investigators to quickly identify impure and more toxic forms of the drug being sold on the street.

Date: 30 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Accurate method for interpretation of heart images developed in Finland - Early detection of heart diseases
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an internationally significant method for interpreting MRI images of the heart.

Date: 26 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

VTT develops one-step drug test
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an inexpensive one-step drug test method that can instantly detect abuse of medicine, drugs and doping substances

Date: 26 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

New Gene Selection Method Helps To Achieve Improved Data Quality
Current microarray experiments allow the levels of activity of thousands of genes to be measured at once

Date: 25 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

New NIST method improves accuracy of spectrometers
Measurements of the intensity of light at different wavelengths can be made more accurately now, thanks to a new, simple method for correcting common instrument errors.

Date: 25 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Lighting the Way: Measuring Surface Tension Just Got Easier
Inventors have developed a new method to indirectly measure the surface tension of liquid by tracking reflected light intensity to assess the surface configuration

Date: 25 Feb 2008, Rating: 2.00

New Genetic Screening Method Predicts Behaviour Of Wilms' Tumour In Children (p 385)
Researchers in this week's issue of The Lancet have developed a new method that can accurately predict how tumours will behave by the genes they express.

Date: 25 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

New methods for brain research
Novel methods of measuring magnetic fields outside the head give further insights to the functioning of the human brain.

Date: 25 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.67

Gene transfer to pre-hematopoietic and committed hematopoietic precursors in the early mouse Yolk Sac: a comparative study between in situ electroporation and retroviral transduction
In this study, hematopoietic precursors were shown to acquire long-term multilineage hematopoietic reconstitution of irradiated recipients upon stable HoxB4 expression.

Date: 23 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.22, 9 pages

Towards the high-resolution protein structure prediction. Fast refinement of reduced models with all-atom force field
The authors have demonstrated that a short, all-atom minimization with fixed Cα positions can properly rank-order large sets of near native decoys generated by CABS.

Date: 23 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Laboratory methods to improve SELDI peak detection and quantitation
This report assesses the variation across fractionated sera processed over a one-month period.

Date: 23 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Cell-specific microarray profiling experiments reveal a comprehensive picture of gene expression in the C. elegans nervous system
These methods can be applied to particular neurons at specific developmental stages and, therefore, provide an unprecedented opportunity to obtain spatially and temporally defined snapshots of gene expression in a simple model nervous system.

Date: 22 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.89, 10 pages

Profiling of chicken adipose tissue gene expression by genome array
In this study, Chicken Genome Arrays were used to construct an adipose tissue gene expression profile of 7-week-old broilers...

Date: 22 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00, 10 pages

Handling of female pacas (Agouti paca, Linnaeus, 1766) for ultrasound pregnancy detection
The paca is a South American rodent whose handling, tranquilization or anesthesia offers a large field of research due to rare existing issues.

Date: 22 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.50, 7 pages

Mouse tissue lysis for genotyping
This is a quick protocol for mouse tail and tissue lysis with proteinase K.

Date: 21 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated