Automated Western Blotting

Western Blots are a ubiquitous technique in biological and biochemical laboratories used to detect a specific protein in a sample using antibody binding. Running a western blot is one of the more mundane and time consuming tasks of a lab researcher. A new paper “Open source automated western blot processor” from Jorge Bravo-Martinez describes a […]

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A low cost microfabrication toolbox

If you are interested in working with microfluidics and are having difficulty getting started, check out a paper by Jérôme Charmet, Rui Rodrigues, Ender Yildirim, Pavan Challa, Benjamin Roberts, Robert Dallmann, and Yudan Whulanza. The paper describes cheap solutions to several chamber fabrication techniques including photolithography, micromilling, 3D printing, xurography (knife cutting) and screen-printing. The […]

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The Science Cheep – #5

Updates in the DIY open-source world of science from the past week! Sign up for our newsletter here. PAPERS A cost-efficient approach for simultaneous scanning electrochemical microscopy and scanning ion conductance microscopy Design of a Low Cost Control System for an Astronomical Observatory Low cost and open source software-based CNC router for machining contours Development […]

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The Science Cheep – #4

Welcome to The Science Cheep, written for Lab On The Cheap, giving you all the updates in the DIY open-source world of science from the past week. Sign up for our newsletter here. NEWS UC makes Open Access Publishing Agreement The University of California has made an agreement with Springer Nature that any papers published […]

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