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Biological Sex Influences Brain Protein Expression
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Apr 4, 2024 | 3 min read
Neurological disorders often have sex biases, and these differences could be due to altered protein expression in the brain.
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Advancing Clinical Research Through Effective Data Delivery
The Scientist and ICON | 3 min read
Novel data collection and delivery strategies help usher the clinical research industry into its next era.
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Sister Cells Reveal Cancer’s Fate
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Apr 3, 2024 | 4 min read
A new method traces treatment resistant cells and predicts drugs that can make them more susceptible to cancer therapy.
A whitish neutrophil with a red multi-lobed nucleus.
Cell Surface RNA Helps Neutrophils Get Around
Holly Barker, PhD | Apr 2, 2024 | 4 min read
A new study confirms reports of membrane-bound RNA molecules and points to their role in neutrophil migration.
New Research Avenues Provide Hope for Metastatic Disease
New Research Avenues Provide Hope for Metastatic Disease
The Scientist Staff | 2 min read
Learn about the latest cellular studies that help researchers discover the mechanisms of cancer metastasis.
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MEGA CRISPR: Engineering Better Immunotherapies with RNA Editing
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 3 min read
Multi-targeted Cas13 screens help researchers avoid permanent DNA cuts and evade T cell exhaustion.
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Growing Milk-Secreting Mammary Organoids
Sneha Khedkar | Mar 29, 2024 | 3 min read
Mammary organoids derived from mouse embryonic stem cells could offer clues into mammary gland developmental origins and help researchers study breast cancer.
Natural Trip: Endogenous Psychedelics and Human Physiology
The Scientist | 1 min read
Researchers explore the trippy science behind natural hallucinogens in humans. 
Lenses of a fluorescent microscope illuminate a sample on a microscope slide.
A Colorful Approach to Tracking Cellular Cargo
Niki Spahich, PhD | Mar 29, 2024 | 4 min read
Through immunofluorescence microscopy, a rainbow of stains shows Amy Engevik where proteins go in health and disease states.
Flagellated rod-shaped bacteria live on intestinal tissue.
Clostridia to the Rescue
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 27, 2024 | 3 min read
Some commensal bacteria help shore up intestinal walls in mice, which can prevent food allergies.
A person sitting in a laboratory writing notes with a pen in a notebook.
The Fundamentals of Academic Science Writing
Nathan Ni, PhD | 5 min read
Writing is an essential skill for scientists, and learning how to write effectively starts with good fundamentals and lots of practice.
A single channel splits into two micro-channels.
A Beating Heart on a Chip
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Mar 26, 2024 | 4 min read
Researchers used organ chips to mimic conditions that help heart cells mature.
A pregnant woman blowing her nose.
Viral Immune Responses Suppress a Gestational Hormone
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 25, 2024 | 4 min read
Influenza infection activates a pathway that leads to a detrimental drop in progesterone during pregnancy in mice.
<em >The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist’s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Scientists discuss their latest findings on cell secretory states, synapse formation, and neurodegenerative disease.