Yeast Made to Harvest Light Hint at Evolution’s Past
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Feb 21, 2024 | 6 min read
Scientists transferred light-harvesting proteins into yeast for the first time, shining a light on the past lives of eukaryotic cells.
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Obtaining High-Quality Acrylamide Gels without Compromises
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | 3 min read
Discover how a novel acrylamide gel casting system allows researchers to quickly acquire high-quality results.
Making Moves Toward Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Feb 20, 2024 | 3 min read
A step-by-step cell culture process may improve the quantity and quality of cell replacement therapies.
Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Brain Organoids 
Niki Spahich, PhD | Feb 18, 2024 | 5 min read
Paola Arlotta seeks to understand the complex symphony of brain development in vitro by using organoid models.
Optimizing PCR: Proven Tips and Troubleshooting Tricks
Optimizing PCR: Proven Tips and Troubleshooting Tricks
Tanuka Biswas, PhD | 10 min read
Scientists optimize PCR to ensure successful amplification and analysis.
Cartoon of the gut with different colored bacteria and a magnifying glass hovering over part of the gut.
Humans Rely on Gut Bacteria for an Enzyme that Prevents Jaundice
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Feb 16, 2024 | 5 min read
An absence of bilirubin-producing gut microbes may predispose individuals to some diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease.
Magnifying glass over a DNA sequence
A Science Sleuth Accuses a Harvard Medical School Neuroscientist of Research Misconduct
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Feb 15, 2024 | 5 min read
Researchers await the outcome of an ongoing investigation into dozens of instances of alleged image problems spanning 29 publications over a period of 23 years.
A microplate with pink or blue solution in different wells.
High Throughput Screening Models Ramp up Lead Discovery
The Scientist | 1 min read
Fast, automated, and relevant biological tools and technologies help researchers hunt for more hits.
Toppling the Genetic Dominoes in Bone Metastasis
Laura Tran, PhD | Feb 15, 2024 | 4 min read
A key gene that fuels the molecular cascade driving prostate cancer bone metastasis progression may open avenues for targeted therapies.
An illustration of a small number of virus particles on a blurred background.
A New Piece in the HIV Replication Puzzle
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Feb 14, 2024 | 4 min read
A host lipid-modifying enzyme plays a key role in HIV envelope formation, viral maturation, and infectivity. 
Defining the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Morpholome
Defining the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Morpholome
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Learn how researchers take a phenotype-first approach to uncover hidden metastatic drivers at tissue and cellular levels.
3D rendered image showing enhanced scanning electron micrograph of cancer cells.
Turning Off Metastasis in Breast Cancer
Nathan Ni, PhD | Feb 13, 2024 | 4 min read
An on-off enzyme switch controls metastasis in mice. 
All Roads Lead to Genome Editing
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Feb 9, 2024 | 6 min read
Shondra Pruett-Miller has taken many paths in her career with her love of genome editing always as a guiding light.
Red DNA in a blue test tube.
DNA and RNA Biomarkers: Why Scientists Need to Use Them
Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
Nucleic acid detection techniques lead the charge for researchers seeking biomarkers in health and disease.