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Not “Just Kids”

We, as a society, have a strange relationship with children that is intensely riddled with paradoxes, ironies, and contradictions. Thanks to the intense eye of media coverage, we feel our kids are in the most dangerous society history has ever seen– although social scientists have readily dismissed this absurd idea. 852 more words

Ivana De Domenico

Hittin' the Buffers

Gel electrophoresis, or ‘running a gel’ is the ‘bread ‘n butter’ of any molecular biology lab – the ‘stock ‘n trade’ of the Life Sciences – the ‘meat ‘n two veg’ of… 197 more words

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Gene expression profiling in gills of the great spider crab Hyas araneus in response to ocean acidification and warming

Background

Hypercapnia and elevated temperatures resulting from climate change may have adverse consequences for many marine organisms. While diverse physiological and ecological effects have been identified, changes in those molecular mechanisms, which shape the physiological phenotype of a species and limit its capacity to compensate, remain poorly understood. 268 more words

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Effects of different pCO2 concentrations on marine bacterial community structure, Eastern Harbor, Alexandria, Egypt

The direct effect of an elevated CO2 concentration range (280, 385, 550, 750 and 1050 μatm) on the marine bacterial counts and dominancy of species were examined. 259 more words

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Enterovirus D68

Over the past few weeks, hospitals around the country have seen a sharp uptick in cases of respiratory distress in children. The majority of patients test positive for… 45 more words

Management/administration

Product Focus: HR Targeting Vectors for CRISPR/Cas9 and TALE-based Editing

CRISPR/Cas9 and TALE-Nuclease technologies have provided researchers the ability to edit any genomic locus with site-specific DNA cutting. In order to fully leverage the power of these genome engineering nucleases, one can use homology-directed recombination for targeted insertions at DNA cleavage sites. 733 more words

Molecular Biology

Late winter under ice pelagic microbial communities in the high Arctic Ocean and the impact of short-term exposure to elevated CO2 levels

Polar Oceans are natural CO2 sinks because of the enhanced solubility of CO2 in cold water. The Arctic Ocean is at additional risk of accelerated ocean acidification (OA) because of freshwater inputs from sea ice and rivers, which influence the carbonate system. 242 more words

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