The Vaginal Microbiome is Finally Getting Recognized
Hannah Thomasy, PhD, Drug Discovery News | Sep 25, 2023 | 10+ min read
Vaginal dysbiosis has long been a taboo subject, but studying and optimizing the vaginal microbiome could be a game changer for women's health.
PCR tubes placed into the 96-well loading chamber of a PCR thermocycler instrument.
Directing Superior Reagents for Better PCR Results
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | 3 min read
Directed evolution approaches are creating new reagents to help a tried-and-true technique reach new heights.
3D medical illustration showing acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells and red blood cells in circulation.
Niche Interactions Lock Down Leukemia Cells
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Sep 24, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers unravel the mystery of epithelial to mesenchymal transition in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with co-culture techniques, CRISPR-screening, and RNA sequencing.
Lasker Award winner Piet Borst sits at his desk.
Piet Borst Wins a Lasker Award for Scientific Excellence
Laura Tran, PhD | Sep 21, 2023 | 7 min read
This year's Lasker~Koshland Award for Special Achievement was awarded to Piet Borst for his stellar work on cell organelles, trypanosomes, and cancer drug resistance.
Revolutionizing Laboratory Work with Connected Electronic Pipettes
Revolutionizing Laboratory Work with Connected Electronic Pipettes
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Joni Åke and Sandra Söderholm will share how researchers can use electronic pipettes to improve accuracy and accelerate research results.
Ribbon Protein Structure
Lasker Award for Revolutionizing Protein Structure Predictions
Laura Tran, PhD | Sep 21, 2023 | 6 min read
John Jumper and Demis Hassabis received this year’s 2023 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their work on the artificial intelligence system AlphaFold, which changed the landscape of protein biology. 
Woman massaging pain in her left wrist.
The Extra X: How the Sex Chromosome Affects Autoimmunity Risk
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Sep 19, 2023 | 4 min read
What underlies the uneven burden of autoimmunity between the sexes has remained a mystery. Now, scientists found clues by turning to a key player on the X chromosome.
Unlocking the Secrets within Cells Using Next Generation Sequencing
Unlocking the Secrets within Cells Using Next Generation Sequencing 
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Next generation sequencing (NGS) core facility scientists and researchers discuss their latest work exploring novel cancer models and stem cells in space.
Epigenetic Marks May Cause Brain Tumor Formation
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Sep 19, 2023 | 3 min read
Scientists established an epigenetic mouse model for glioma, providing insight into how epigenetics can initiate cancer.
Cropped view of senior man playing with puzzles
A Rare Genetic Mutation Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease
Hannah Thomasy, PhD, Drug Discovery News | Sep 17, 2023 | 4 min read
Data from a highly resilient individual guided researchers to new potential therapeutic targets.
Immunofluorescence light microscopy image of cancer cells growing in 2D with nuclei in blue, cytoplasm in red, and DNA damage foci in green.
Shining a Light on New Microscopy Technologies
Evident and The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
From the advent of optical microscopes to today, light microscopy methods have been central to life science discoveries across disciplines.
2023 Ig Nobel Prize for Gripping Work on Dead Spiders
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Sep 15, 2023 | 3 min read
Rice University researchers claimed the Ig Nobel Prize for upleveling biorobotics by transforming deceased spiders into robotic grippers.
Image of <em >Candida albicans</em> fungus.
A Fungus Plays Tug-of-war for Metal Ions
Laura Tran, PhD | Sep 14, 2023 | 3 min read
In the fight between hosts and fungal pathogens, scientists discovered how withholding manganese can cripple Candida albicans.
Smart Gateways into the Lab of the Future
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 2 min read
Neurobiologists, computer scientists, and engineers join forces to grow mini brains using automation and make their technologies smarter with artificial intelligence.