Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies
Philip Leder, Who Deciphered Amino Acid Sequences, Dies

The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.

The Harvard Medical School researcher’s work on the genetic basis of protein coding and production led him to make groundbreaking discoveries in immunology, molecular biology, and cancer genetics.

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Faulty Antibodies Undermine Widespread Research
Faulty Antibodies Undermine Widespread Research
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2020
Two papers reveal that many commonly used research antibodies don’t bind as believed, highlighting the need to validate these reagents before use.
R&D Systems: Types of Biotinylated Proteins
R&D Systems: Types of Biotinylated Proteins
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 21, 2020
Examine the differences between different types of biotinylated proteins to pick the right one for your assay!
MilliporeSigma: Western Blot Success Checklist
MilliporeSigma: Western Blot Success Checklist
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 9, 2019
Turn your Western blot failures into successes! Learn more about troubleshooting your blots in the video below.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2019
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.
Opinion: Scientists Need to Demand Better Antibody Validation
Opinion: Scientists Need to Demand Better Antibody Validation
Peter S. McPherson | Oct 15, 2019
My lab has developed a protocol to easily assess the specificity of antibodies—and hopefully stem some of the reproducibility crisis.
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
An Alternative Route to Anesthesia-Induced Anaphylaxis
An Alternative Route to Anesthesia-Induced Anaphylaxis
Ruth Williams | Jul 10, 2019
A study in patients identifies a nontraditional immune pathway that can cause a severe reaction to anesthetic drugs.
Pioneering Immunologist Teruko Ishizaka DiesPioneering Immunologist Teruko Ishizaka Dies
Pioneering Immunologist Teruko Ishizaka Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 14, 2019
With her husband, she studied allergic reactions and identified antibodies that set off itching, wheezing, and rashes.
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Antigens originating from the microbiome may trigger an autoimmune response.