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Glial Cell Research by Farzana Miah

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Farzana learnt about glial cell research during her two-week placement under the supervision of Angshu Angbohang, in the group of Professor Astrid Limb. During my two weeks at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology I’ve learnt about the human glial cell, a type of stem cell, that is able to regenerate into retinal neurons.  This is […]

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Polymerase Chain Reaction

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Continued from her previous post, Lucky tells us about her experience with using a fundamental technique in molecular biology – the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)… During my placement I had the opportunity to observe the isolation of RNA and the process of reverse transcription to get cDNA; with this I learnt how enzymes, for example […]

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Rods and Cones – a placement at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

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Lucky recently undertook a placement at UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology. Here she explains a little of what she learnt about vision… The retina is the part of the eye that senses light. It consists of two types of photoreceptor cells: rods and cones. Rod cells work in low light levels, and as their name implies, they […]

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