Depiction of human DNA helix. 
An Epigenetic Strategy to Control Bad Cholesterol
Maggie Chen | Apr 12, 2024 | 3 min read
Modifying markers on DNA allows scientists to lower cholesterol levels in mice, even long-term.
A scientist cultures organoids in a multi-well plate filled with red cell culture media
Understanding the 3D Cell Culture Revolution
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | 6 min read
3D cell culture techniques closely mimic in vivo conditions, generating more accurate data for disease modeling and drug toxicity testing.
A person’s hand reaching for wheat.
Close Encounters of Skin and Nerve Cells
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Apr 11, 2024 | 4 min read
Scientists exploring the skin-nerve cell connection have only scratched the surface. New research highlights just how intertwined the two cells are.
Fluorescence microscopy imaging of astrocytes in culture, stained red
Friends and Foes: Astrocytes as Disease Targets
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Apr 10, 2024 | 3 min read
A new platform for screening astrocyte reactivity helps researchers uncover potential therapeutic interventions to treat neurodegenerative conditions.
A bookshelf in a library filled with old books.
Building a Scientific Narrative
Nathan Ni, PhD | 6 min read
A strong narrative is as integral a part of science writing as it is for any other form of communication.
Red and gray round cells floating on a red background. 
Low Intracellular Iron Levels May Keep Blood Stem Cells Young
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Apr 8, 2024 | 3 min read
Removing excess iron from aging mouse blood-forming cells enhances their regenerative capacity.
Image of fibroblast cell with nuclei (yellow), mitochondria (red)<br >, and microfilaments (blue).
Complicated CAP Does It All
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 5, 2024 | 5 min read
Researchers found that actin filaments can behave counter to decades-old actin dynamics dogma, changing how biologists think about cell movement.
A photo of Rose Kidd, the president of Global Operations Delivery at ICON.
Advancing Clinical Research Through Effective Data Delivery
The Scientist and ICON | 3 min read
Novel data collection and delivery strategies help usher the clinical research industry into its next era.
Two drawn heads on a blue background with gears in their heads. A red spot on two gears is magnified over one head.
Biological Sex Influences Brain Protein Expression
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Apr 4, 2024 | 3 min read
Neurological disorders often have sex biases, and these differences could be due to altered protein expression in the brain.
Two sister cells are seen in the foreground, while individual cells are seen behind them on a blue background.
Sister Cells Reveal Cancer’s Fate
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Apr 3, 2024 | 4 min read
A new method traces treatment resistant cells and predicts drugs that can make them more susceptible to cancer therapy.
Viewing the Glioblastoma Tumor Microenvironment at Single Cell Resolution
Viewing the Glioblastoma Tumor Microenvironment at Single Cell Resolution
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Matthias Brendel will discuss a new PET approach called scRadiotracing, which involves immunomagnetic cell sorting after in vivo radiotracer injection combined with 3D histology.
A whitish neutrophil with a red multi-lobed nucleus.
Cell Surface RNA Helps Neutrophils Get Around
Holly Barker, PhD | Apr 2, 2024 | 4 min read
A new study confirms reports of membrane-bound RNA molecules and points to their role in neutrophil migration.
3D rendered RNA strand
MEGA CRISPR: Engineering Better Immunotherapies with RNA Editing
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 3 min read
Multi-targeted Cas13 screens help researchers avoid permanent DNA cuts and evade T cell exhaustion.
Bacteriologist Melinda Grosser holds the book <em >House of Mirth&nbsp;</em>by Edith Wharton and an agar art plate that recreates the book cover.
Where Books Meet Bacteria
Niki Spahich, PhD | 4 min read
Melinda Grosser combines her love of reading and microbiology in her unique Instagram account.