Tag Archives: RNA Extraction

Covid-19 Testing – What’s RNA got to do with it?

Tracking the spread of COVID-19 Viruses spread because they can rapidly copy their genetic material and produce more virus. Each virus—including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19—has its own unique RNA genetic blueprint. This RNA signature alerts scientists to the presence of a specific disease. Part of the obstacle scientists have ...

Read More »

Improved RNA extraction from neurons


Efficient isolation of specific, intact, living neurons from the adult brain is problematic due to the complex nature of the extracellular matrix consolidating the neuronal network. Here, researchers from the RIKEN Institute present significant improvements to the protocol for isolation ...

Read More »