Medical illustration of a scientist replacing part of a DNA molecule with tweezers, representing genome editing.
On the Hunt for the Next Breakthrough in Motor Neuron Disease
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | May 9, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers leave no stone unturned in the search for a spinal muscular atrophy treatment strategy that uses base editing.
Technique Talk: The Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics
Technique Talk: The Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn the basics of proteomics analysis and nanoLC-MS/MS data acquisition.
Side and front view of a male human skull
Mechanical Force on the Skull May Aid Bone Regeneration
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | May 1, 2023 | 3 min read
By mechanically inducing the expansion of cranial sutures in young adult mice, researchers stimulated stem cell proliferation that is key to healing bone injuries.
Man in blue shirt holding a paper representation of the intestines
Gut Bacteria Contribute to Anorexia
Kamal Nahas, PhD | May 1, 2023 | 3 min read
Microbiomes transplanted from women with anorexia nervosa into mice enhanced symptoms of the eating disorder, such as rapid weight loss and reduced appetite.
Droplet of DNA lysate
Optimizing Sample Homogenization
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Bertin Technologies | 3 min read
Discover how the latest homogenization technology improves and simplifies the processing of any biological sample.
One hand holding the other, depicting pain in the joints
A Bacterial Culprit for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Hannah Thomasy, PhD, Drug Discovery News | Apr 27, 2023 | 4 min read
Scientists identified a species of Subdoligranulum that may drive disease.
Cas9 enzyme
Molecular Glue ‘Shreds’ Cas9 and Enables a New Form of CRISPR Control
Ida Emilie Steinmark, PhD | Apr 26, 2023 | 3 min read
In a bid to address safety concerns about immune reactions during treatment with CRISPR-based therapeutics, a new technique speeds up how quickly the body destroys the DNA-cutting enzyme Cas9.
Understanding Brain Changes in Response to Extreme Environments
Understanding Brain Changes in Response to Extreme Environments
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Steven Jillings and Rachael Seidler will discuss the latest advances in understanding neuroplasticity and dysfunctional brain changes in response to spaceflight.
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Stress Increases Biological Age, But Recovery Can Revert It
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Apr 21, 2023 | 2 min read
A new study relying on DNA methylation clocks suggests that the biological age of mouse and human cells can fluctuate in response to stressful events.
Image shows photorhabdus virulence cassettes (green) binding to insect cells (blue) prior to injection of payload proteins. 
Engineered Bacterial “Syringes” Can Deliver Drugs Into Human Cells
Rohini Subrahmanyam, PhD | Apr 20, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers repurpose tiny bacterial injection systems to specifically inject a wide variety of proteins into human cells and living mice.
<em >The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Journal Club: Neuroscience
The Scientist’s Journal Club: Neuroscience 
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Scientists present the latest research on cortical neuronal networks, neuronal signaling, and amyloid-forming proteins. 
fMRI scan of two brains
New Brain Network Connecting Mind and Body Discovered
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Apr 19, 2023 | 4 min read
A new brain network responsible for complex movements may upend what we know about neural maps in primary motor areas
Histology of brain
Rare Autism-Linked Mutation Starves Growing Neurons of Essential Nutrients
Lauren Schenkman, Spectrum | Apr 18, 2023 | 4 min read
The mutation prevents certain amino acids from entering neurons, causing the cells to die early in development.
Gary Schroth, Vice President at Illumina
Modern Multiomics: Why, How, and Where to Next?
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Illumina | 4 min read
A conversation with Illumina Distinguished Scientist and Vice President Gary Schroth about the present and future of multiomic technology and applications