Infusion of Artificial Intelligence in Biology
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Feb 23, 2024 | 10 min read
With deep learning methods revolutionizing life sciences, researchers bet on de novo proteins and cell mapping models to deliver customized precision medicines.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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High Throughput Screening Models Ramp up Lead Discovery
The Scientist | 1 min read
Fast, automated, and relevant biological tools and technologies help researchers hunt for more hits.