Investigation and experimentation to discover new knowledge.
Remove Items in Allow in the Background
With macOS Ventura, you can now view which applications are allowed to perform tasks even when they’re not actively running. While this is a useful feature, there’s one limitation: it only allows you to disable background items, not remove them entirely. When you uninstall an application by dragging it to the Trash, the list of […]
Studying Enzyme Activity with Zymography
In a previous post, I talked about immunostaining and touched on the principles and procedures of Western blotting, a technique that is widely used to quantify protein expression. Now, let’s turn our attention to another powerful molecular tool that is often employed in research laboratories: zymography. Distinct from Western blotting, this technique allows for the […]
Quantifying Protein with Indirect Immunostaining
Recently, I’ve been working as a research assistant in a lab and finally came across the technique of Western blot. I didn’t have any training on this technique because I didn’t take molecular biology lab in my undergraduate career, so I had to learn it on the spot. I decided to write this blog post […]
Setting Up QIIME 2 with Docker
QIIME 2 is an open-source bioinformatics software package that allows researchers to analyze and visualize microbiota, particularly those derived from high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies. It is an essential tool for studying the composition, diversity, and function of the microbiota, and has been widely used in practice.
Colony PCR: A Powerful Tool for Yeast Analysis
Yeast colony PCR is a variation of the colony PCR technique that is used to amplify DNA from a single yeast colony. Like regular colony PCR, yeast colony PCR involves transferring a single colony of yeast to a PCR tube, adding PCR buffer, primers, and other reagents, and then running the reaction in a thermal […]