Confocal image of a developing embryo with blue-labeled nuclei and orange stained edges.
Unraveling the Complex Mysteries of Embryonic Beginnings
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jul 4, 2024 | 6 min read
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz followed the aesthetic allure of the embryo to better understand the start of development.
Exploring the Tumor Microenvironment with Spatial Biology
Exploring the Tumor Microenvironment with Spatial Biology
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Pinaki Bose and Fei Chen will discuss how scientists use spatial biology techniques to study the tumor microenvironment.
Illustration of a human brain shaped puzzle on a pink background. An electroencephalogram recording is depicted on top of the brain. 
How the Brain Selects What Experiences to Keep
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Jul 3, 2024 | 4 min read
A brain rhythm in the hippocampus tags events for replaying during sleep, revealing a potential mechanism for selecting experiences for long-term storage. 
An animated arcade machine in a grey room.
Borderlands Gamers Fuel the Next Generation of Citizen Science
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Jul 2, 2024 | 7 min read
Researchers explore how video games can improve scientific understanding of the tree of life.
An individual standing in front of a screen, delivering a lesson.
How to Write Science for a General Audience
Nathan Ni, PhD | 4 min read
Writing for a non-scientific audience uses many of the same skills as writing for other scientists, but uses a bit more of an author’s personal flair.
A hand holding forceps grabs a cryopreserved tube. 
The Evolution of Biobanking and its Role in Precision Oncology
Abhishek Mohanty, PhD | Jul 1, 2024 | 6 min read
Biobanks fuel the multiomics-based practice of personalized oncomedicine and cancer biomarker discovery.
mRNA molecule is manufactured from a ribosome. 
A Twisted Secret that Extends mRNA Longevity in Cells
Maggie Chen | Jun 28, 2024 | 3 min read
By tinkering with branched mRNA structures, scientists lay the groundwork to build better vaccines in the future. 
A clear SDS-PAGE gel that contains multiple colored bands. 
Western Blot Protocol, Troubleshooting, and Applications
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | 7 min read
Western blotting allows scientists to identify specific proteins in complex biological samples and determine relative abundance of a protein target.
Conceptional image of two pills covered with a circuit-board pattern.
Harnessing the Power of AI to Design Novel Antibiotics
Charlene Lancaster, PhD | Jun 27, 2024 | 4 min read
Generative artificial intelligence allowed researchers to design new, synthesizable antibiotics against a dangerous and often drug-resistant human pathogen.
Image of The 84-Gun Danish Warship "Dronning Marie" in the Sound by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, a painting that depicts one large and two small Danish ships in the sea.
Uncovering Secrets of Historic Paintings in the Modern Laboratory
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jun 26, 2024 | 6 min read
Heritage scientist Fabiana Di Gianvincenzo uses proteomics to identify protein damage and unusual materials in historic paintings and textiles.
Organoids in Space: The Next Frontier
The Scientist | 2 min read
Researchers take brain training to the next level by launching mini brains into outer space.
Multiple white speech bubbles with one red bubble in the center.
Associate Editors: Please Jump in the Mosh Pit
James Zimring, MD, PhD | Jun 26, 2024 | 5 min read
Journal associate editors must ruffle feathers from time to time during the publication process for the greater scientific good. 
A man at the cow farm.
Moo-ve Aside Mice: Exploring Cow Models in Research
Laura Tran, PhD | Jun 25, 2024 | 3 min read
Humans have more in common with cows than mice when it boils down to bone marrow stem cells.
Bringing Gene Therapy to the Brain
Bringing Gene Therapy to the Brain
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Douglas Marchuk and Viviana Gradinaru will discuss how scientists can overcome physiological barriers preventing gene therapies from reaching the brain.