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Composting - an unsung hero in sustainability

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023 By Nicole Kelesoglu

Many of us are aware of the challenges with plastic waste, and the crisis facing our oceans today. However, we don’t often think about organic waste and its environmental impacts. Luckily, the practice of composting can help manage organic waste and improve the sustainability of gardens and farms.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Composting an unsung hero of sustainability

Nurturing artistic talent and reviving forgotten narratives: Indigo Arts Alliance's mission

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

In our latest blog post, learn about how Indigo Arts Alliance have created a space that fosters connections between underrepresented Black and Brown artists, and how their collaborations embrace the shared history and experiences of the African diaspora.

Topic: Environment and social responsibility

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Debunking the myths: clearing up six common misconceptions about reagent lyophilization

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2023 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Some misconceptions about lyophilization may prevent researchers from taking full advantage of its benefits. New England Biolabs Lyophilization Sciences™ Ltd. has extensive experience lyophilizing reagents for life science research and applied and diagnostics projects. In this blog post, you'll find answers to some of the most common questions our scientists are asked.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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Support for educators provides an opportunity to teach hands-on molecular biology techniques

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2022 By Carine Robichon-Iyer, Ph.D. & Dora Posfai, Ph.D.

The New England Biolabs® DE&I Committee granted lab equipment to two passionate science teachers to enhance learning experiences in molecular biology.

Topic: Career advice, What is Trending in Science, Tips for the lab

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What is the difference between intron-encoded and retroviral reverse transcriptases?

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Read about the difference between retroviral reverse transcriptases and group II intron-encoded reverse transcriptases and why one is a better choice for cDNA synthesis from long transcripts.

Topic: Tips for the lab, What is Trending in Science

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