Photo: What is Autophagy | The Process of Autophagy


The Process of Autophagy - begins with the formation and elongation of isolation membranes, or phagophores. The cytoplasmic cargo is then sequestered, and the double-membrane autophagosome fuses with a lysosome to generate the autolysosome. Finally, degradation is achieved through the action of hydrolytic enzymes within the autolysosome.Read More

Date Posted: 07/09/12

Photo: Science up Close: An Active Nerve Cell

The Art of Science

Science up Close
It's been said that there are more nerve cells in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. Here is a beautiful display of one active nerve cell up close. Click read all to see a larger view of this amazing image. Read More

Date Posted: 06/27/12

Photo: The Illuminated Cell


This infographic is a visual map to the components of a cell. Learn about the different parts of the cell and see real life images that correlate to each.Read More

Date Posted: 06/18/12

Photo: Life Technologies in Christchurch, New Zealand Recognized for Energy Efficiency

Have you ever thought the heat that freezers generate is a waste of energy? The Life Technologies New Zealand Protein Separation Unit did! Employees Jeff Hall and Paul Houston came up with a smart way to capture that waste energy to put it to use. By installing heat exchangers they now recover the freezers' waste energy to heat water for use in production. Read More

Date Posted: 06/13/12

Photo: Beach Stewardship Lessons, Algae Oil Education and Beach Cleanup

The Carlsbad Beach Fest is a free and fun annual event that brings together the community near the corporate office of Life Technologies to clean up the beach, participate in fun activities and to learn about the importance of conservation and the environment.Read More

Date Posted: 06/08/12

Photo: Efficiency and Happiness in the Lab


Develop Happy and Productive Research Labs - by encouraging teamwork among young scientists, broadening their work skills, and improving their ability to...Read More

Date Posted: 05/18/12

Photo: Cellular Apoptosis Pathways


Apoptosis - is a naturally occurring process by which a cell is directed to Programmed Cell Death. Apoptosis is based on a genetic program that is an indispensable part of the development and function of an organism. In this processRead More

Date Posted: 05/17/12

Photo: Unravel DNA with Life Technologies at The Science and Engineering Festival

2012 Science and Engineering Festival

Visit Life Technologies at Hall A, Booth # 2823 - If in the area, stop by to learn how to decode the mysteries of DNA with Life Technologies. See how DNA sequencing is used in real world applications such as in the conservation of Cheetahs in Namibia, forensic analysis to help identify mummies and medical developments for tissue typing and pathogen detection (like ecoli).Read More

Date Posted: 04/27/12

Photo: Happy DNA Day!

Celebrate DNA discovery

A Reflection on This Day in 1953 - Whether you celebrated on April 20th or today the 25th we hope that all researchers enjoy this day of reflection on all the progress that has been made in the world of genomics since that earth shattering day in 1953 when James Watson and Francis Crick went public with their findings. Read More

Date Posted: 04/25/12

Photo: PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Life In The Sand

On June 11th thousands of people turned out for the 2011 Beach Festival, an event highlighting good beach stewardship. The day included a Low Beach Run, sand castle building contests, paddle board, surfing, kayaking, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ultimate frisbee, beach yoga, face painting and kite flying. Life Technologies sponsored the event. Thanks to everyone who came and participated in making the day so memorable.Read More

Date Posted: 06/11/11