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Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:14:45 +0000

 



What's the Big Concern with GM Food?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Although genetically modified (GM) food has been on supermarket shelves for almost 15 years, there is still extensive controversy about whether it is safe. Anti-GM group continue to sound the alarm regarding its potential risks dangerous. Why is there such controversy about GM food and crops and is there still a reason to be concerned about its safety? Take a look at this article to get an overview of what is driving this discussion.



10 Examples of Agricultural Biotechnology

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

This article examines 10 examples of biotechnology from an agricultural standpoint, or a list of agricultural applications for biotechnology research.



What Are GMOs, and Why Do Opponents Say They're...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Read and learn about what GMOs are and why they are a source of bioethical controversy, as well as the scientists and manufacturers.



How to Make a Phosphate Buffer in 8 Easy Steps

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Use these instructions to make phosphate buffers for biological applications at near neutral pH or adapt them for making other buffers.



How to Make Sodium Citrate Buffer

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

How do you make sodium citrate buffer? Learn how with these six simple steps to make this buffer for RNA isolation or antigen detection.



How to Make a TAE Buffer in 3 Steps

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Use these quick and simple instructions while making stock and working solutions of TAE (Tris-acetate-EDTA) buffer for gel electrophoresis.



Can Genetically Modified Food Feed the World?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Advocates for genetic engineering of crops point to benefits, such as providing better and more nutritious food, and potentially solving world hunger.



How to Make TBE Buffer in 3 Easy Steps

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Use these simple instructions to make stock and working solutions of TBE (tris-borate-EDTA) buffer for gel electrophoresis separation of DNA.



7 Essential Tools for Protein Engineering

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Laboratory procedures for genetic engineering. Molecular genetics techniques commonly used in biotechnology research that enable gene cloning.



What Is the RFLP Technique and How Is It Used...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

What's the definition of RFLP and how's it used in decoding DNA evidence at a crime scene? Learn about the technique and how it's applied in genetics.



What Are Restriction Enzymes?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

How much do you know about the special class of enzymes known as the restriction endonucleases? Get the facts on these enzymes with this review.



Enzymes Used in the Dairy Industry

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

A description of the types of dairy enzymes used in the dairy industry and their role in the production of cheese, yogurt and other food products.



Biotechnology and Biotech Industry Overview

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

This article gives a biotechnology industry overview. It includes brief summaries of what comprises biotechnology and genetic engineering, and more.



Common Biotech Terms You Should Know

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

You read about advances in biotechnology every day in the newspaper, and hear about it on TV, but sometimes



What Exactly Is a GMO? How Do You Make One?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

If you want to understand the basic procedure for genetically engineering plants and animals, take a look at this article.



The Differences Between siRNA and miRNA

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Is there a difference between small interfering RNA (siRNA) and micro RNA (miRNA)? Learn where they overlap and where they don't, with this review.



Why Specific Activity Is Important to Know When...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Specific activity is a unit of measurement as it applies to proteins and enzyme reactions—Learn more about the definition and factors that affect it.



Everyday Uses for Enzymes

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

A list of common products of enzyme biotechnology that are used every day in and around the home, such as paper products, detergents, textiles and foods and beverages. These household items are the result of commercialization of natural and recombinant enzymes produced by genetic protein engineering.



5 Kinds of Biotechnology Used Before the 20th...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

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Defining Enzyme Structure and Function

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Improve your understanding of the structure and function of enzymes with this definition, including classifications of enzymes and examples.



What are Transcription Factors?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Transcription factors are important molecules, usually proteins, involved in controlling gene expression by RNA polymerase. They bind to DNA regions.



How to Land a Test Subject Job Participating in...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

If you've ever wanted to get a job as a test subject in a clinical drug trial, learn how with this review about how to take part.



World's Largest Biotech Hubs: Boston and San...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

This article looks at the details of the two U.S. regions with the highest density of biotech companies --the Bay Area (CA) and Boston (MA) regions.



Stem Cell Research: Weighing Both Sides of the...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

A discussion of the pros and cons in the ethical debate over embryonic stem cell research and biomedical research using other types of stem cells. Page 2.



Just What Are Biotech Company Pipelines?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Learn how pipelines apply to new drug development in the biotechnology industry and how they are used to describe the research and development progress.



What Is Lyophilization?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

A definition of lyophilization, also known as freeze drying, as it applies to the preservation and storage of microbial cell cultures.During lyophilization water is removed from the product.



Methods of Protein Purification

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Learn about the several methods of protein purification as well as its importance for biotechnology research in biotechnology laboratory applications.



How Has Food Biotechnology Changed What We Eat?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Many of the changes in food biotechnology have meant indisputable improvements to our safety and health, while others are more controversial.



Investing in Biotechnology - Choosing Biotech...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Doing biotech stock research is vital before investing. This list outlines suggested criteria to consider when choosing which biotech stocks to buy.



Want to Learn How to Make a PBS Buffer?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

PBS is a commonly used buffer for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, used as a wash solution and for diluting antibodies. Here is how to make PBS buffer.



Techniques for Sequencing DNA

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Different DNA sequencing methods described.



How Is Antibody Titer Calculated?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Learn how titer is calculated during production in the biomedical industry for antibodies as well as other proteins and biological substances.



Top 5 Reasons E. coli is used for Gene Cloning

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Five reasons the microorganism E. coli is so widely used in protein engineering and genetic research.



Visualizing DNA

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

There are several different stains that can be used to visualize DNA. Learn about different choices of stains, and the differences between them.



Understanding the Rise of Genetically Modified...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Starting with the launch of the Flavr Savr Tomato, the first genetically modified organism (GMO) approved for sale as food in the mid-1990s, food containing GMOs has become a significant part of the stock in US, Canadian, and Asian grocery stores. About 70% of US processed food sold contains genetically modified (GM) crops. A revolution in food science and production has been taking place over the past two decades. How did we get here?



What Is DNA Fingerprinting? Can It Help Me or...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Learn what DNA fingerprinting is, how it works, and how it's used in many different fields.



What is Fermentation?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Fermentation is an energy-yielding anaerobic metabolic process in which organisms convert nutrients to alcohols and acids (lactic acid and acetic acid).



How to Invest in Biotech Companies

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Pointers on how to invest in biotech with things to consider before investing in biotech companies or buying biotechnology stocks.



What Are Vectors and How Are They Used in Gene...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

What are vectors and how are they used in cloning to create GMOs? Learn about the definition, 6 major types, and gene transfer into other organisms.



6 Suggestions for Financing a Biotech Startup

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

An outline suggesting five funding sources for financing a new startup Biotech company.



What Susar Has to Do with Adverse Reactions and...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Find out what a SUSAR is and what the qualifiers are for filing a suspected unexpected serious adverse reaction report during a clinical drug trial.



How Genetic Polymorphism Promotes Diversity and...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Genetic Polymorphism is used to describe multiple forms of a single gene that exists — Learn about some of the examples and how it is not a mutation.



How the Polymerase Chain Reaction Works to...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Learn the basic theory behind polymerase chain reaction and the steps in the PCR technique for making multiple copies of a gene from a sample of DNA.



CRISPR: A New Tool for Gene Manipulation

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Have you heard of the new genetic engineering tool that generating lots of excitement? Since the discovery of their ability to target and cut DNA, CRISPRs have become the latest rage for genomic researchers. Find out what all the excitement is about. (Posted: Sept 30, 2013)



What is Hydrolysis?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Hydrolysis is chemical reaction in which water is used to break the bonds of certain substances. In biotechnology, these substances are often polymers.



How to Freeze Dry a Bacterial Culture

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Learn how to preserve bacterial, fungal or yeast cell cultures through lyophilization, or freeze-drying, with this easy step-by-step guide.



Here's How to Get the Best PCR Results

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Adjustments to any of the PCR reaction can alter the quality of the outcome. Learn what's required to get a superior Polymerase Chain Reaction.



Six Types of Phytoremediation

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Descriptions for six different types of phytoremediation.



Why Should You Get a ISO QMS Certification?

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

The ISO 9000 standards address standards for quality management that can be used by any business. Learn about the benefits of ISO 9000 QMS certification.



Biotechnology Business Models & Stategies

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Platform, Product and Vertical strategies make up three major biotechnology business models.



Types of Nanoparticles Used in Biotechnology

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

The types of nanoparticles, their basic properties and current known uses in biotechnology, (particularly nanomedicine) are outlined in this article.



Pursuing a Career in Science and Law

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

The high demand for legal professionals with science and technology backgrounds is explained and career expectations for individuals studying science and law are discussed.



Controlling Stem Cells with Nanoparticles

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

A summary of potential uses for nanotechnology in stem cell applications such as tracking and labeling, delivery and controlling the extracellular environment by creating artifical scaffolds or platforms for directing cell differentiation, migration and adhesion. Toxicity of nanoparticles to stem cells is also discussed.



Helicos BioSciences Single Molecule Sequencing

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

A case study and company history of Helicos BioSciences Corporation, specialists in single molecule technology, sequencing by synthesis and the innovators of a technique for true single molecule sequencing.



Biotechnology - Biomedical - Industrial Enzymes

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Definition of biotechnology and a description of the various aspects of the biotech industry.



Biotech Venture Investor Roles

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

A list of the roles that biotech venture investors play in the development of early- and mid-stage startups. The benefits, and some of the shortfalls, to obtaining venture capital funding for R&D and to promote the growth of a company, are outlined.



What Is siRNA and How Is It Used to Attack...

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

What is siRNA? We look at small interfering Ribonucleic Acid and how it's used in molecular genetics research in the process called RNA interference.



Pros and Cons of Stem Cells and Custom Babies

2016-08-23T11:14:45Z

Developments in stem cell research and in vitro techniques for reproduction have led us to the theory that sometime in the near future, wanna-be parents will be able to create designer babies with the specific traits they desire.