Illustration of a Hawaiian Bobtail squid and root nodules
Infographic: Symbiotic Organs Bring Hosts and Microbes Closer
Specialized structures in plants and animals help attract and mediate communication with bacterial symbionts.
Infographic: Symbiotic Organs Bring Hosts and Microbes Closer
Infographic: Symbiotic Organs Bring Hosts and Microbes Closer

Specialized structures in plants and animals help attract and mediate communication with bacterial symbionts.

Specialized structures in plants and animals help attract and mediate communication with bacterial symbionts.

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Genetic knockout experiments reveal a role for the protein in forming and maintaining synapses between motor neurons and muscle fibers in mice.
Infographic: Vangl2 in Muscles Keeps Neuromuscular Junctions Organized
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2022 | 1 min read
Genetic knockout experiments reveal a role for the protein in forming and maintaining synapses between motor neurons and muscle fibers in mice.
Illustration of RNAs
Infographic: Noncoding RNA in the Brain
Christie Wilcox | Sep 12, 2022 | 5+ min read
Neurologically important noncoding RNAs come in many shapes and sizes.
Discover the smart solutions that empower scientists to take their research to the next level.
Into the Future: Connecting Researchers, Instruments, and Data
MilliporeSigma | 1 min read
Discover the smart solutions that empower scientists to take their research to the next level.
Illustration showing assembly Versus Alignment
Infographic: The Sequencing and Assembly of the Human Genome
Brianna Chrisman and Jordan Eizenga | Sep 1, 2022 | 5+ min read
With ever-advancing genetic technologies, researchers continue to document the genetic code of the human species.
Illustration of the cerebellum 
Infographic: The Cerebellum’s Many Roles Beyond Motor Control
Diana Kwon | Aug 15, 2022 | 2 min read
Researchers have discovered that the small structure is involved in language, emotion, and many other high-order brain processes.
A visual guide to streamlining high-plex, high-throughput workflows
Simplifying Spatial and Molecular Profiling with End-to-End Services
Canopy Biosciences | 1 min read
A visual guide to streamlining high-plex, high-throughput workflows
To flag neurons that have experienced genotoxic stress, researchers developed an in vivo sensor using an adeno-associated viral vector, called PRISM. Because a cell’s DNA damage response (DDR)—which activates in response to stressors such as environmental toxins or the buildup of misfolded proteins—also responds to invading pathogens, PRISM has an easier time transfecting cells whose damage response mechanisms are preoccupied with existing DNA damage. Once inside, the virus hijacks the neuron’s DNA replication machinery, which reverts an engineered frameshift mutation in the virus and thereby prompts the production of a fluorescent protein that can be observed via microscopy.
Infographic: DNA Damage Viewed with Unprecedented Clarity
Amanda Heidt | Aug 15, 2022 | 2 min read
A new genetic sensor called PRISM makes use of a host cell’s DNA replication machinery to trigger fluorescence in neurons with damaged DNA.
Infographic showing how neurodegenerative diseases have long been associated with aggregations of apparently toxic proteins
Infographic: Secret Lives of Neurodegeneration-Linked Proteins
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2022 | 5 min read
Maligned peptides such as the Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid precursor protein may have critical roles in the healthy brain.
Discover How to Design Sensitive Nucleic Acid Lateral Flow Assays
Go with the Flow: Adapting Lateral Flow Assays for Nucleic Acid Detection
The Scientist Creative Services Team and nanoComposix | 1 min read
Scientists incorporate sensitive nanoparticles to rapidly detect DNA and RNA.
Caulobacter crescentus, concentrating DivJ
Infographic: Nutrient Scarcity Drives Phase Separation in Bacteria
Viviane Callier | Jul 18, 2022 | 1 min read
When the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus runs low on fuel, it can still replicate by clustering its remaining ATP around the cell division enzyme DivJ.
Illustration of creatures from today’s crisis
Infographic: A Look at the Big Five Mass Extinctions
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 18, 2022 | 4 min read
Extinction is a natural part of life on Earth. But occasionally, extinction rates have surged far beyond usual levels, driving mass extinction events that have reshaped the trajectory of life.
A Brief History of Stem Cells
Scientific Breakthroughs with Stem Cells
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 1 min read
Discover the various ways scientists bolster stem cells to understand and cure disease.
Illustration of a DNA virus sneaking genetic material into a host’s nucleus
Infographic: Possible Mechanisms of Gene Transfer in Eukaryotes
Christie Wilcox | Jul 5, 2022 | 5+ min read
Genetic studies have made it clear that eukaryotic horizontal gene transfer can and does happen. Exactly how, though, remains speculative.
Two prime editing guide RNAs (pegRNAs), deliver Cas9 enzymes to targeted regions of the genome.
Infographic: Two Guide RNAs Make for Large, Stable Insertions
Dan Robitzski | Jun 13, 2022 | 1 min read
A new technique goes beyond CRISPR and writes two complementary strands of DNA directly into the genome.
Learn How Cutting-Edge Science is Breaking Through Industry Barriers
Focus on Innovation: Scientific Advances Driving Biopharma Market Trends
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Tecan | 1 min read
Explore the future of biopharma research and development.
Vaccine illustration 
Infographic: Inducing Active Immunity Against Opioid Overdose
Tori Rodriguez | Jun 13, 2022 | 5+ min read
How scientists aim to induce an immune response against addictive drugs
Infographic showing genetic and social monogamy in birds
Infographic: A New Look at Monogamy Across the Animal Kingdom
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Advances in genetics in recent years has revealed that many apparently exclusive pairs in fact sometimes mate with individuals other than their partner, but social monogamy is widespread.
Explore the importance of cellular diversity in health and disease through single cell resolution.
Single Cell Resolution Reveals Cellular Diversity
The Scientist Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics | 1 min read
Access to single cell resolution reveals new insights into how the human body and its cells operate during health and disease.
Infographic about SLiMs in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs’ Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Conchita Fraguas Bringas and Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022 | 5+ min read
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.