xxpress RT-qPCR to Analyse the Quality and Quantity of cDNA

A recent article by the Queensland University of Technology investigated candidate genes for facilitating freshwater adaptation in palaemonid prawns. These genes were identified and their expression validated in the model species M. koombooloomba. Abstract Background: The endemic Australian freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium koombooloomba, provides a [...]

xxsealer SA

BJS Biotechnologies are excited to announce the launch of our new, semi-automated heat sealer for use with the xxplate™ SBS.     The use of a heat sealer is required in order to weld a sealing film to the top of an [...]

xxpress PCR and Prosthetic Joint Infection Diagnosis

The ultra-fast speed of the xxpress qPCR thermal cycler is advantageous for a wide variety of uses. Recently a paper was published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology detailing the ability of the xxpress to be used for the "timely [...]

RT-qPCR to Determine the Role of TEX19 in Cancers

Cancer/testis (CT) genes are one of the major groups of germline genes. They encode proteins known as cancer/testis antigens (CTAs), usually limited to the healthy adult testis. These antigens were initially identified by autologous typing, but thanks to PCR technology [...]

PCR tracks the bacteria in osteomyelitis

US researchers are looking into the use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to improve the detection of the bacteria causing osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone, which could help in choosing the right antibiotic and monitoring the progress of [...]

US authorizes use of PCR test in Ebola outbreak

The US authorities have authorized the use of a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test in the current Ebola outbreak, according to a report in the UK newspaper The Guardian. The Department of Defense Ebola Zaire (EZ1) rRT-PCR (TaqMan®) [pdf download] [...]

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Using PCR to detect oseltamivir resistance in avian flu

Tracking the development of drug resistance in flu outbreaks is vital to determine treatment and make public health decisions, and a team of researchers in China is using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to spot mutant strains. Dynamic range [...]

Using PCR to personalise lung cancer treatment

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common form of lung cancer, and the ALK inhibitors have potential in targeted treatment of the disease. However, they are only effective in patients who have rearrangements in the anaplastic lymphoma receptor [...]

The heart of PCR on St Valentine’s Day

It's St Valentine's Day, and hearts, flowers and chocolates are on (nearly) everyone's mind. What does the polymerase chain reaction have to do with this, though? PCR and hearts Studies have proved that love is good for the heart, and [...]

Using qPCR to learn more about chikungunya

Researchers at the University Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR; also known as real time PCR, RT PCR or qRT-PCR) to understand more about how the chikungunya virus replicates. This could lead [...]

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