Fluorescent images of red cells showing high and low levels of infection in green
Parasite Drove Natural Selection in Amazonian Indigenous Groups
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 13, 2023 | 4 min read
The findings could help researchers understand why some individuals are more vulnerable to deadly Chagas disease.
Fluorescence microscopy photograph of human skin depicting stained fibroblasts, key cells involved in wound healing.
Mimicking Tissue Mechanics for Better Wound Healing Models
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 3 min read
Using a 3D culture system that imitates fatty tissue, researchers developed a simpler process to study mesenchymal stem cell aging and tissue regeneration.
Complete model of fly brain neuron connections
How Larval Fruit Fly Brains Convert Sensory Signals to Movement
Laura Dattaro, Spectrum | Mar 10, 2023 | 4 min read
A wiring map diagrams more than half a million neuronal connections in the first complete connectome of Drosophila and holds clues about which brain architectures best support learning.
A cross-section of mouse brain showing the locus coeruleus in fluorescent green
Hormone Sobers Up Drunken Mice: Study
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Mar 8, 2023 | 3 min read
A hormone naturally induced by alcohol consumption accelerates the recovery of mice after binge drinking by activating neurons involved in arousal and alertness.
A normal human liver organoid (left) stained with blue and red next to a fatty liver organoid (right) with lipid droplets stained yellow.
Working Together to Battle Fatty Liver Disorders
Niki Spahich, PhD | 6 min read
Benedetta Artegiani and Delilah Hendriks are forming a joint laboratory group to understand disease mechanisms and treatments through organoid models.
Artistic rendition of droplet DNA amplification
Finally, Scientists Sequence Single Cells with Long-Read Technology
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 8, 2023 | 4 min read
By combining two innovative approaches, researchers can now sequence the full spectrum of mutational differences between individual cells’ genomes.
Michael Green smiling at the camera in front of a shelf in the lab
Molecular Biologist Michael Green Dies at 69
Lisa Winter | Mar 7, 2023 | 2 min read
Beyond his achievements in academia, he also cofounded three pharmaceutical companies and filed 15 patents related to cancer therapeutics. 
Cell division abstract image
Versatile and Sustainable: Cell Counting for the 21st Century
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and DeNovix Inc. | 3 min read
Discover how the latest cell counting technology is reshaping a mundane task for the future.
neuron surrounded by immune cells
Meningitis Bacteria Trigger Headaches, Then Sneak Into the Brain
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 6, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers find that bacteria stimulate a headache-causing pain pathway to suppress the immune system and infect the brain. 
Microscopy image of blue stained cohesin proteins.
Mutated Cohesin Throws DNA Splicing out of Whack, Resulting in Cancer
Shafaq Zia | Mar 3, 2023 | 2 min read
Cohesin mutations cause dysregulations in alternative splicing, contributing to tumor initiation and progression, a study finds. 
Translational Research for Neural Implants
Translational Research for Neural Implants 
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
John Donoghue and Vasiliki (Vasso) Giagka will discuss the latest bioengineering advances for implantable devices that treat neurological disorders.
Artist’s rendition of translucent teal proteins comprised of red spherical amino acids
Now AI Can Be Used to Design New Proteins
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Mar 3, 2023 | 4 min read
Machine learning can be harnessed to synthesize artificial light-bearing enzymes that actually work in cells.
White mouse at the edge of a desk
The Heart Can Directly Influence Our Emotions
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 1, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers find that an increased heart rate can induce anxiety in mice, given the right context.
Technique Talk: Developing and Optimizing Immunohistochemistry Protocols
Technique Talk: Developing and Optimizing Immunohistochemistry Protocols
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn about the fundamentals of immunohistochemistry in this workshop for better protocol development and troubleshooting.