It wouldn't be possible for the researchers to endeavor huge milestones the way they have achieved overtime in the molecular biology, without devising methods for the Protein Array. The reason behind this is the fact that unlike the DNA, proteins are unstable, i.e. they function in a quite narrow temperature range and they cannot be amplified in vitro in the way the DNA is amplified.
Protein arrays have provided the platform for researchers to... [Continue Reading]
Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing branch of biology and is highly interdisciplinary, using practices and ideas from informatics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and linguistics. It has many practical uses in different areas of biology and medicine. Roughly, bioinformatics labels any use of computers to handle biological information. In practice the definition used by most people is narrower; bioinformatics to them is... [Continue Reading]
Genomics is a field of technology that changes at an alarmingly rapid rate. It is difficult to find examples of other fields that have undergone change at similar rates, but comparisons could include the evolution of computer technology over the past several decades or the rapid growth of Internet startups in the 90s. Unlike these examples, the growth of genome sequencing technology is limited to a specific technological sector, or at least, it has... [Continue Reading]
The field of genetics has witnessed revolutionary new technologies and trends in the last decade. One of the groundbreaking breakthroughs is the next generation sequencing. This technology has equipped the researchers for determining the DNA sequences of entire genomes of bacteria. This has led to the evolution of metagenomics which is a field to study sequencing the genetic makeup for an entire community. Small samples of microbes are extracted and... [Continue Reading]
Midway across the Atlantic, KLM, JFK to AMS (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol), seated in coach on a brand new 747, summer 1972, on an IASA Student ticket; altitude, 30,000 feet.
In-flight movies had recently been introduced, and on one leg the film was spilling off the take-up reel, out the housing opening, and falling on the passengers seated below the projector. Mid-flight entertainment went from a forgettable movie to live entertainment as the Flight... [Continue Reading]