HilyMax transfection reagent: also effective with HL-1 cells

May 4, 2020 0 Comments

Dojindo’s HilyMax transfection reagent, distributed by the Microtech company, was tested by Dr. Yuri D’Alessandra, a researcher at the Immunology and Functional Genomics laboratories of the Monzino Cardiology Center in Milan. The HilyMax reagent test on HL-1 cells The HilyMax transfection reagent test performed on immortalized tumor cell lines (HeLa), widely used in scientific research, …

Contamination of RNA samples from genomic DNA

May 4, 2020 0 Comments

To extract RNA from biological samples, specific reagents and kits based on the use of columns (spin column) are used. No RNA isolation method, however, ensures that RNA is free of genomic DNA contamination (gDNA). The presence of gDNA in RNA samples represents a problem when RNA must then be used in applications such as …

The new human coronavirus

March 27, 2020 0 Comments

Disease & Contagion Pathogen The new human coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), belongs to the species of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome related Coronavirus, genus beta-coronavirus, subgenus Sarbecoviruses, lineage B (Zhou 2019) . Coronaviruses cause respiratory infections, sometimes with an enteral component, in humans and animals. This group also includes SARS-CoV, which caused outbreaks …

COVID-19 Resume

March 27, 2020 0 Comments

COVID-19 Pathogen: Coronavirus  SARS-CoV-2Contamination route: Human-to-human transmission via direct drip infection (coughing and sneezing) and aerosols during aerosol-forming operationsIncubation time: 2-14 days (average 5-6 days)Infectious period: Not yet fully known. At least during the symptomatic phase, after which the virus can be detected in the throat / faeces for longer by PCRMeasures: Reporting obligation group A; source and contact research; insulation and further measures on indicationSymptoms : Mild respiratory …

Best Biology students

March 5, 2020 0 Comments

Welcome to the meeting of the best Biology students in the world. We test general animal and plant knowledge but also advances in Biotechnology and Chemistry.