Depiction of human DNA helix. 
An Epigenetic Strategy to Control Bad Cholesterol
Maggie Chen | Apr 12, 2024 | 3 min read
Modifying markers on DNA allows scientists to lower cholesterol levels in mice, even long-term.
Image of fibroblast cell with nuclei (yellow), mitochondria (red)<br >, and microfilaments (blue).
Complicated CAP Does It All
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 5, 2024 | 5 min read
Researchers found that actin filaments can behave counter to decades-old actin dynamics dogma, changing how biologists think about cell movement.
From the Expert: Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Applications
From the Expert: Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Applications
The Scientist | 1 min read
Carolyn Bertozzi discusses her recent work on targeted degradation therapies that rely on bioorthogonal chemistry.
Crystalline ball-and-stick model representation of a molecular structure.
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.
A scientist in the middle of the screen is in a lab coat in a laboratory on the left but is dressed in a suit giving a scientific presentation in a board room on the right.
Starting Up a New Endeavor
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
In his lab, Hashim Al-Hashimi investigated how RNA molecules move. Along the way, he founded a company.
A close up of several modular puzzle pieces.
Making Connections: Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Chemistry
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 5 min read
Simple, quick, and modular reactions allow researchers to create useful molecular structures from a wide range of substrates.
Conceptual image of DNA extraction on a blue background, with test tubes in the foreground.
How to Catalyze RNA and DNA Extraction Success
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
RNA and DNA extraction kits take formalin-fixed tissue samples by storm, enabling superior quality and yields.
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Predict Functional Genomics with Confidence
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2024 | 1 min read
An advanced multiomics solution allows researchers to predict gene expression, chromatin accessibility, and enhancer state from one DNA sample.
Using Mass Photometry to Assess and Characterize Protein Samples&nbsp;
Rapidly Characterizing Complex Samples With Mass Photometry
The Scientist | 1 min read
In this webinar, Perla Vega and Philip Kitchen will explore how scientists can use mass photometry to assess sample quality and characterize proteins.
Electric Bacteria: Out of the Darkness and into the Light
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Feb 29, 2024 | 6 min read
Once obscure mud microbes inspire a new generation of living electronics.
Oxidation Signals Tardigrades to Enter Hibernation
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Feb 27, 2024 | 4 min read
Water bears survive some of Earth’s harshest conditions by relying on their own chemical alarms.
Abstract conceptual image of white and blue culture cells on blue background.
A Sticky Situation: Optimizing Cell Culture with Essential Extracellular Matrix Proteins
The Scientist and MilliporeSigma | 3 min read
Pre-mixed attachment factors provide a robust solution to streamlining cell culture workflows.
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.
3D illustration of greenish-brown rod-shaped bacteria.
A Novel Molecule to Tackle Drug-Resistant Bugs
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Feb 12, 2024 | 4 min read
A new antibiotic is the first to block a critical transport mechanism in drug-resistant bacteria.
Improving Tumor Microenvironment Proteomics Using Spatial Biology
Improving Tumor Microenvironment Proteomics Using Spatial Biology
The Scientist | 1 min read
In this webinar, Thomas Campbell will discuss the cutting-edge capabilities of the CellScape™ platform for advancing spatial proteomic analysis of the tumor microenvironment.
A woman is outside with a scent trail behind her that attracts two hungry mosquitoes.
Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?
Tanvir Khan, PhD and Laura Tran, PhD | Feb 6, 2024 | 2 min read
Scientists itch to decipher the cues that make some people mosquito magnets.
A female scientist holding a pen and clipboard as she stands next to a piece of forensic evidence on the table.
Solving Forensic Puzzles
Laura Tran, PhD | Feb 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Colby Duncan uses a powerful criminal justice tool to decode DNA evidence.
An Introduction to Metabolomics
An Introduction to Metabolomics
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | 5 min read
As the closest reflection of biological phenotype, metabolomics provides critical information about human health and disease.
A man with glasses that looks distressed as he stands in front of a laboratory bench with his failed experiment.
Voltage Ventured, Nothing Gained
Laura Tran, PhD | Feb 1, 2024 | 2 min read
A common mistake and a well intentioned but misguided gesture led Allison Mackay’s experiment awry in the lab.
A hummingbird hovers next to a red and yellow feeder.
Why Don’t Hummingbirds Get Diabetes?
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Feb 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Astronomically high blood sugar is no problem for these tiny speed demons.