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Problems and Solutions for Rapid Antibody Production
Antibody production requires myriad steps with distinctive challenges, but there are solutions for speeding up this process.
Problems and Solutions for Rapid Antibody Production
Problems and Solutions for Rapid Antibody Production

Antibody production requires myriad steps with distinctive challenges, but there are solutions for speeding up this process.

Antibody production requires myriad steps with distinctive challenges, but there are solutions for speeding up this process.

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The Poster Projector
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Alok Wessel was well prepared to present his conference poster, or so he thought.
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Staying Ahead of Influenza
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Researchers access a wide range of tools and reagents to keep pace with seasonal influenza.
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Scientific Conferences Get Virtually Real
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Between online and in person options, is there a right medium for attending a conference?
Murine cells stained pink and purple.
Learning About Pain from a Master Manipulator
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Leishmania parasites often cause puzzlingly painless lesions. Scientists are beginning to dig into the mechanisms underlying this pain-blocking effect.
Creativity concept with a brain exploding in colors.
Understanding the Symphony of Human Brain Development
Niki Spahich, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Paola Arlotta discussed her journey to become a leader in brain organoid research.
An antenna-like cellular structure emerges from the surface of a human pancreatic islet cell. The surface of the cell is covered with small structures called microvilli.
The Shape of Cilia
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Three dimensional images of human pancreatic islet cells provide an unprecedented view of the enigmatic primary cilia.
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Behind the Scenes of the Publication Process
Shelby Bradford, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
What happens on the other side of the paper publication submission portal? Christopher Rodrigues, who serves as a journal associate editor, revealed the process.
May 2024 Digest crossword
Science Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | May 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
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How Do Plants Know Which Way is Up?
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Despite centuries of study, scientists still make new discoveries about the mechanisms of gravitropism.
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Translating ctDNA Detection into Breast Cancer Research Breakthroughs
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Noninvasive methods to monitor traces of cancer left over after treatment may lead to better early interventions.
DNA molecules.
Genetic Imprints in the Brain
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Neuroscientist Anthony Isles studies how the epigenetic phenomenon of genomic imprinting influences the brain and its functions.
A woman looks shocked as a radioactive waste container leaks onto the floor in front of the exit door.
When the Floor is Radioactive
Laura Tran, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
During her routine tasks in the laboratory, Mallory Havens suddenly found herself navigating a toxic terrain. 
Image of a brain section with various colors to denote different cell types (left) and different brain regions (right).
A Cell-by-Cell Map of the Entire Mouse Brain
Laura Tran, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
A colorful mosaic that maps the positions and roles of cells in the mouse brain offers insights into its functional complexities.
A Space Sequence Saga
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Astronaut Kathleen Rubins and her samples do not settle when it comes to space biology.
Colorful assortment of genes in a glass jar and hands entering the picture presenting different numerical guesses.
How Many Genes Are in the Human Genome?
Danielle Gerhard, PhD and Niki Spahich, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Twenty-one years after the Human Genome Project, scientists still debate how many genes humans have.
April Digest crossword image
Science Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | Apr 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
Illustration shows multiple hands holding phones displaying “fake news” on the screen. 
Let's Keep Science Real
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
April Fools’ Day jokes about scientific findings risk spreading misinformation.
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Prioritizing PARylation in DNA Damage and Repair
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Measuring cellular poly ADP-ribosylation can unlock new anticancer strategies and approaches.
Illustration of blood moving through a vein.
How to Preserve Blood Sample Integrity for Proteomic Analysis
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Novel innovations for stabilizing the plasma proteome in whole blood samples provide researchers with more confidence in their protein analysis. 
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