Imaging RNA in a cell with Corn

Techniques to track and follow proteins inside living cells have vastly improved over the last decade, however comparable methods for tracking RNA have lagged behind. This is primarily due to the lack of intrinsically fluorescent RNA to match the expertise of the protein kind, like GFP (green fluorescent protein). Corn is one of the latest […]

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A bacterial aphrodisiac?

Bacteria are everywhere. Well, pretty much everywhere. On that door handle, your bed, the air to the bottom of the ocean and the trillion inside your own bodies! Their pure diversity provides an exceedingly large study source to improve our biochemical and physiological understanding of cellular processes, but especially the effect bacteria can play on […]

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CARs designed to tackle cancer

CARs designed to tackle cancer Every so often you have a ‘wow’ moment in life. This may be from seeing one of the wonders of the world or witnessing a great performance on stage. For me, my common ‘wow’ moments are of the ‘Wow, how come I have only just discovered this when others have […]

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CRISPR just got snappy…

Biologists have a way of coming up with cool abbreviations; ChIP(Chromatin immunoprecipitation), DAPPER (DAtabase for Protein-Protein intERactions), ERGIC (ER–Golgi intermediate compartment) , TESCO (testis specific enhancer of Sox9 core element), but one of my personal favourites is CRISPR* – clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats. *And as Hermione might say, it’s not crispaar, it’s, crisper. […]

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A honest introduction to my blog

This is my first blog. For those who have come here to find out my innermost secrets and thoughts, you have come to the wrong place. The aim of this blog is to educate, entertain and elucidate on a variety of science topics that I find interesting, recent research and general science-related topics. As a […]

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