A tick on a leaf.  
How the Crimean Congo Virus Sneaks into Cells
Maggie Chen | Jul 15, 2024 | 4 min read
A tickborne virus uses cholesterol receptors to worm its way into the cell.
Boosting the Efficiency of Therapeutic Antibody Development
Boosting the Efficiency of Therapeutic Antibody Development
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Daryl Cole will highlight how new technologies improve antibody discovery and production.
3D Illustration of a DNA molecule breaking apart into red pieces.
Mitochondria May Have Been Wrongly Accused in DNA Damage
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jul 11, 2024 | 4 min read
Reactive oxygen species cause mutations to DNA bases that can lead to cancer, but the long-blamed mitochondria could have been wrongfully charged.
An image of cells on a black background, with some cells stained red and some others stained green. 
Deleting a MicroRNA Cluster Reversed Biological Sex in Mice 
Sneha Khedkar | Jul 10, 2024 | 4 min read
Removing microRNA that caused conversion of male mice embryos into female sheds light on key noncoding elements in sex determination.
Fireflies glowing in a dark forest provide a captivating example of the luciferase-catalyzed bioluminescent reaction, which has been harnessed as a powerful research tool.
Luciferase: A Powerful Bioluminescent Research Tool
Priyom Bose, PhD | 9 min read
Luciferase refers to a group of bioluminescence producing enzymes that enable researchers to study gene expression and regulation.
MRI scan of a human head in profile
Gut Microbe Metabolites Lower Levels of Toxic Tau
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Jul 9, 2024 | 5 min read
Researchers simulated interactions between microbial molecules and neural receptors to explore whether gut bacteria might influence brain chemistry.
Cross-section of soil showing roots within and green plants above.
Getting to the Root of the Plant Microbiota
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jul 8, 2024 | 5 min read
In plants, sugar transport and microbial community composition go hand in hand. 
Synthetic Genomes: Rewriting the Blueprint of Life
Synthetic Genomes: Rewriting the Blueprint of Life
Priyom Bose, PhD | 8 min read
Scientists construct synthetic genomes using computational and genetic engineering strategies to better understand complex biological systems.
A hand pulling out bases from DNA using forceps.
MOBE: A Base Editor That Multitasks without Mix-ups
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Jul 5, 2024 | 3 min read
A new system for simultaneous genomic edits could unlock better models of complex diseases.
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 illustration of a chromosome with a yellow-colored mutation.
Unraveling Rare and Inherited Diseases with Genetic Technologies
Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
Rare genetic diseases are difficult to diagnose and characterize in the laboratory because of their heterogeneity and global scarcity.