Blog: My Pursuit to Better the Future for Cancer Patients



One short year ago, cancer took my dad’s life. Until my dad was first diagnosed with liver and colon cancer, 3 years ago, I had never been impacted by this complex disease. However, once he was diagnosed, cancer became very real to me.Read More

Date Posted: 09/25/13

Blog: Life Technologies Featured as Exceptional Recruiter of Military Veterans



Life Technologies is committed to hiring candidates transitioning from the military as well as alumni of the armed services to enrich our talented team and we are beginning to get noticed by the veteran community for our efforts.Read More

Date Posted: 09/24/13

Blog: Baja California’s CICESE Opens New Biomedical Division with Life Technologies Instruments



Amid the flashing lights of photographers and television cameras, scientific leaders and politicians cut the royal blue ribbon during the inauguration ceremony to officially open the newest laboratory at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) in Ensenada, Baja California, Sept. 17. Read More

Date Posted: 09/23/13

Blog: Discovering How Tumor Suppressors Affect Senescence and Metastasis

Using the Oncomine™ Platform to better understand cancer mechanisms and help inform prognosis

Oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) occurs when activated oncogenes suppress cell proliferation, rather than stimulating cell growth. OIS was first detected in cell-transfection experiments, and later in the prostate of young mice with an inactivated PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Read More

Date Posted: 09/17/13

Blog: How SNL Opened My Eyes to the World of Cancer



When I was young, Gilda Radner was one of my favorite comedians on Saturday Night Live (SNL). She seemed to live life to the fullest and made it cool to be a funny woman. When she died in 1989 at age 42, it was the first time I took notice of ovarian cancer and thought “what an insidious disease.”Read More

Date Posted: 08/22/13

Blog: My 20 Year Journey to Change the Way Cancer is Managed



Cancer is a disease that touches everyone in the world in one way or another. It has greatly affected my family as I’m sure it has many others. My beloved grandmother was diagnosed with cancer on four different occasions. Her battle with cancer consumed most of her life and most of our time together. Read More

Date Posted: 08/13/13

Blog: Sequencing Solutions to World Health



New technology that quickly, easily and economically reveals the genomes of viruses and pathogens transforms public health and medicine.Read More

Date Posted: 08/08/13

Blog: Of Planes, Puzzles and Empowerment



Life Technologies is proud to be supporting these important conversations and creating a sustained dialogue among all of biotechnology’s global stakeholders. And through our partnership with Scientific American, we are thrilled to bring you “Empowering Science,” a new series in which we will explore key issues, challenges, and arenas of excitement within today’s rich and fertile life
sciences landscape.Read More

Date Posted: 07/30/13

Blog: FLoid® Cell Imaging Station Rides the BioBus to Inspire Love of Science



While our country’s education programs struggle to inspire students through science, a high-tech lab on wheels is helping to overcome this challenge.Read More

Date Posted: 07/15/13

Blog: Life Technologies and the Parkinson’s Institute collaborate to understand the molecular basis for Parkinson’s disease



Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects 1% of people over age 60, and more than 5 million people worldwide. PD results primarily from the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons, which first affects movement, then cognitive function, with late-stage disease often accompanied by dementia. Read More

Date Posted: 06/28/13