Macrophages on the Fast Track to Tumor Defense
Laura Tran, PhD | Feb 22, 2024 | 3 min read
In a race to the tumor, a macrophage’s phenotype can give it a leg up on the competition.
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Artificial Neural Networks: Learning by Doing
Shelby Bradford, PhD | 8 min read
Designed to mimic the brain itself, artificial neural networks use mathematical equations to identify and predict patterns in datasets and images.
A Signal for T Cells to Remember
Patience Asanga | Feb 22, 2024 | 3 min read
Timely modulation of a common signaling pathway can preserve influenza memory in lung T cells.
Yeast Made to Harvest Light Hint at Evolution’s Past
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Feb 21, 2024 | 6 min read
Scientists transferred light-harvesting proteins into yeast for the first time, shining a light on the past lives of eukaryotic cells.
Peer Profile Program
Peer Profile Program
The Scientist | 1 min read
Scientists elevate other scientists, and we want to help! Recommend a researcher whose achievements inspire you. We’ll share the story.
Making Moves Toward Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Feb 20, 2024 | 3 min read
A step-by-step cell culture process may improve the quantity and quality of cell replacement therapies.
Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Brain Organoids 
Niki Spahich, PhD | Feb 18, 2024 | 5 min read
Paola Arlotta seeks to understand the complex symphony of brain development in vitro by using organoid models.
Epigenetics in a Dish
The Scientist | 2 min read
Jonathan Weissman and Luke Gilbert share how they developed several CRISPR-based epigenetic editors and how these tools differ from traditional CRISPR.
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Humans Rely on Gut Bacteria for an Enzyme that Prevents Jaundice
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Feb 16, 2024 | 5 min read
An absence of bilirubin-producing gut microbes may predispose individuals to some diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease.
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A Science Sleuth Accuses a Harvard Medical School Neuroscientist of Research Misconduct
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Feb 15, 2024 | 5 min read
Researchers await the outcome of an ongoing investigation into dozens of instances of alleged image problems spanning 29 publications over a period of 23 years.
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Obtaining High-Quality Acrylamide Gels without Compromises
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | 3 min read
Discover how a novel acrylamide gel casting system allows researchers to quickly acquire high-quality results.
Toppling the Genetic Dominoes in Bone Metastasis
Laura Tran, PhD | Feb 15, 2024 | 4 min read
A key gene that fuels the molecular cascade driving prostate cancer bone metastasis progression may open avenues for targeted therapies.
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A New Piece in the HIV Replication Puzzle
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Feb 14, 2024 | 4 min read
A host lipid-modifying enzyme plays a key role in HIV envelope formation, viral maturation, and infectivity. 
Optimizing PCR: Proven Tips and Troubleshooting Tricks
Optimizing PCR: Proven Tips and Troubleshooting Tricks
Tanuka Biswas, PhD | 10 min read
Scientists optimize PCR to ensure successful amplification and analysis.