Navigation Links
Cold Spring Harbor Protocols highlights a method that captures cell growth and activity

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Thurs., Nov. 1, 2007) This months issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols ( features a cutting-edge method that provides a snapshot of growth and activity patterns in mixed populations of cells. The protocol is freely accessible online (

Written by Ingrid Schmid, a scientist at UCLA (, the protocol involves taking a population of cells and labeling their nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and cell-surface proteins with specific dyes. Then, using a technique called flow cytometry, scientists can determine the DNA and RNA content of the cells. This allows them to identify the cell-cycle stage of each cell, which provides insight into patterns of cell growth and activity in the population. For example, they can identify which sub-populations of cells are actively dividing and which are not.

Schmid and her colleagues have used the procedure to characterize specific sub-populations of cells in human blood that are involved in the immune response.

This months issue of Cold Spring Harbor Protocols also includes the related classic technique for the quantification of DNA and RNA in solutions. This essential and routine procedure is used in virtually every laboratory. This article is also freely available online (


Contact: Maria Smit
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Report that delayed motherhood decreases life expectancy of mouse offspring
2. Nano springs eternal; Protozoan engine posts nano records
3. Hot-spring bacteria flip a metabolic switch
4. Spring migration of pink-footed geese under threat
5. Protein nanosprings most resilient found in nature
6. Males with elevated levels of testosterone lead shorter lives but have more success siring offspring
7. Genetic snooze button governs timing of spring flowers
8. From hot springs to rice farms, scientists reveal new insights into the secret lives of archaea
9. Empty nester parent birds use recruitment calls to extend offspring care
10. The price of vanity: Mating with showy males may reduce offsprings ability to fight off pathogens
11. Lighting up life: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols presents tips for creating glowing plants
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/29/2015)... 29, 2015 NXTD ) ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market and ... StackCommerce, a leading marketplace to discover and buy ... smart wallet on StackSocial for this holiday season. ... the "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... , Oct. 27, 2015 In the present ... of concern for various industry verticals such as banking, ... to the growing demand for secure & simplified access ... ,sectors, such as hacking of bank accounts, misuse of ... equipment such as PC,s, laptops, and smartphones are expected ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ), ... Google has adopted the Synaptics ® ClearPad ® ... power its newest flagship smartphones, the Nexus 5X by ... --> --> Synaptics works ... strategic collaboration in the joint development of next generation ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) today ... Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an ... turfgrass. , Clarke, of Iselin, N.J., is an extension specialist of turfgrass ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... metabolism. But unless it is bound to proteins, copper is also toxic to ... researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will conduct a systematic study of copper ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 ... new market research report "Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market by Product ... (PCR, Gene Synthesis, Diagnostic, DNA, RNAi), End-User (Research, Pharmaceutical ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to reach ... in 2015, at a CAGR of 10.1% during the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 --> ... report released by Transparency Market Research, the global non-invasive ... CAGR of 17.5% during the period between 2014 and ... Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and ... testing market to reach a valuation of US$2.38 bn ...
Breaking Biology Technology: