Saliva Microbiome Analysis as a Diagnostic Tool

The Roots of Oral Health

Doctor Consultation

This is the second blog in the Movember series. Movember is the leading charity changing the face of Men's Health. Their story started 20 years ago with a few friends, some moustache's and a cheque to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Norgen scientists examining a stool collection and preservation tube
close up of liquid dripping from pipette into column

Quality Samples = Quality Results

One of the most lethal cancers globally is colorectal cancer (CRC). Worldwide, it is ranked as the third most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women. CRC is defined as a tissue growth called polyps, occurring in the inner lining of either the colon or rectum area.

3 Norgen scientists observing plasma/serum sample

You are finally ready to start a new experiment with plasma or serum – congratulations! But what kind of data should you be expecting? Your results might surprise you, especially if you work with cellular sample types such as tissue biopsies.

crime scene investigator in full PPE swabbing blood from a hammer

Often, forensic investigators arrive at a crime scene after things have been sitting for a while. This usually means not only an increase in the "ew, gross" factor but also an increase in the degradation of any samples that may be present.

excavator loading a dump truck at a copper mine

When the average person says the words "heavy metal", they're probably referring to the genre of music with massive pyrotechnics, loud drums, and vocals that sound like a bag of angry cats.