Month: November 2012

Integrative Open-Source Software for Image Analysis in Biology

Imaging for evaluating and displaying biological structures and dynamic processes is making more and more demands on image analysis software. The quantification of thousands of microscopic images, sample screenings, fluorescence lifetime measurements and many other biological investigations creates a proliferation of image data requiring objective and reproducible evaluation. Therefore, increasing use is being made of …

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Quantitative One-Step Protocol to Detect Transcripts in Laser Microdissected Samples

Medicago truncatula mycorrhizal roots and Lotus japonicus mycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal roots, obtained using the sandwich method, were cut into about 5 mm pieces and placed in RNase-free tubes containing freshly prepared Farmer’s fixative (absolute ethanol/glacial acetic acid, 3:1, v/v). After a step under vacuum at room temperature for 20 min, the fixative solution was changed …

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Body in Balance

Nobody is the same. Whether large or small, well- or slightly built, left- or right-handed, everyone has different demands on the tool they work with for many hours a day. This is particularly true of laboratory workstations, where routine tasks such as pipetting or microscope or microtome work require a static posture. Occupational medicine studies …

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Abstracts of the 2nd European Super-Resolution User-Club Meeting

Hjalmar Brismar, Science for Life Laboratory, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden The Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national infrastructure for large-scale biological and medical research with a focus on genomics, proteomics, bioimaging and bioinformatics. SciLifeLab was created by a coordinated effort from four universities in Stockholm and Uppsala and was inaugurated in 2010. The …

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