Technique Tuesday

Technique Tuesday: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Sep 15, 2020

By Devina Thiono Technique Name: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Fun Rating: Difficulty rating:  (high focus and concentration needed to make sure you know which sample goes where!) What is the general purpose? ELISA is a tool that can be used to identify the presence of antibodies or antigens in a patient’s sample. An antigen is a […]

Technique Tuesday: Radioactive Tracing in Metabolic Research

Sep 08, 2020

By Alec Chaves Technique Name: Radioactive Tracing in Metabolic Research Danger Rating:  As the name suggests, this technique requires the scientist to handle radioactive materials such as tridium and 14-carbon, and if they do not wear protective equipment (gloves, eyewear, lab coat) and/or use unsafe lab practices, they could be accidentally exposed to the radiation which […]

Technique Tuesday: Gel Electrophoresis

Sep 01, 2020

Welcome to our first installment of “Technique Tuesdays”! With these posts about methods and tools, we hope to give you a window into what day-to-day life is like working in science.  ——————————————————————————————————————————- By Anna Wheless Technique Name: Gel Electrophoresis Fun Rating:  What is the general purpose? Gel electrophoresis separates charged molecules based on their sizes. Why […]