How can we do even more to help researchers? That’s a question we ask a lot here at Vector Laboratories, and this June it led us to launch a blog. Since then, it’s been our honor to bring you stories about innovative scientists and share insights to help you advance your research. Here are a few of our most popular posts from 2021, and we’re looking forward to many more tips and stories in 2022!
Christian Bonatto Paese developed a passion for biology as a youth and is now in the midst of a fellowship in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His goal is to aid in the development of pharmacological interventions for birth defects in exchange for the more invasive and repetitive surgical solutions that are available today.
Colin Nixon, manager of the Histology core lab at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow Scotland, failed biology at school and was described by most of his teachers as “academically challenged.” They likely would be surprised to see how Colin serendipitously “fell into” the sciences through a government youth training scheme that indicated he had an aptitude for the science, and he has since made a career of it.
The study closely examined the glycan structures and glycoprotein expression in muscle-invasive bladder cancer, leading to the discovery of a novel biomarker: HOMER3. This article elaborates on preliminary results about the role of HOMER3 in bladder cancer metastasis.
No matter how you slice it, if your research includes immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence, it’s a key part of your experimental workflow. If you aren’t the type of researcher who draws a heart around “Sectioning Day” on your lab calendar, cut yourself a little slack and read on for some tips and tricks.