Infographic about SLiMs in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs’ Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Conchita Fraguas Bringas , Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.
Conceptual image of coronavirus, SARS?Cov?2 infects a human cell
Viruses Target Super-Short Protein Motifs to Disrupt Host Biology
Conchita Fraguas Bringas , Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022
Only recently appreciated as critical components of cellular functions, unstructured stretches of amino acids called SLiMs are key to viral-host interactions.
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Reprogramming and Applications
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Reprogramming and Applications
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 27, 2022
Ritu Kumar will discuss how derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells from somatic cells has revolutionized regenerative medicine.
Illustration of pink strands of RNA on a blue background
Synthetic RNA Can Build Peptides, Hinting at Life’s Beginnings
Jef Akst | May 12, 2022
Researchers engineered strands of RNA that can link amino acids together, suggesting a way that RNA and proteins may have emerged together to create the earliest forms of life.
sunlit coral reef
Corals and Sea Anemones Turn Sunscreen into Toxins—Understanding How Could Help Save Coral Reefs
Djordje Vuckovic, Bill Mitch | May 6, 2022
Researchers have long suspected that an ingredient in sunscreen called oxybenzone was harming corals, but no one knew how. A new study shows how corals turn oxybenzone into a sunlight-activated toxin.
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A Nose by Any Other Name: Tracking the Scent of Tumor Metabolic Waste
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Apr 11, 2022
The unique odor profiles of tumors can be used to develop diagnostic sensing tools.
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All RNA and DNA Base Types Are Found in Meteorites, Study Claims
Catherine Offord | Apr 27, 2022
The discovery could add weight to the hypothesis that the building blocks of life on Earth originally came from space, but some scientists note the possibility of contamination.
Sidney Altman looks into the camera
Nobel Laureate Sidney Altman Dies At 82
Lisa Winter | Apr 14, 2022
The biophysicist shared the 1989 Prize in Chemistry for discovering RNA’s catalytic properties.
Discover how to effectively purify biomolecules with chromatography
Streamlined Purification Workflows for Biomolecule Production
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Mar 23, 2022
Researchers optimize chromatography-based workflows to purify biomolecules at scale.
Book cover of Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships
Opinion: Can Science Capture Love?
Anna Machin | Mar 14, 2022
Researchers who study the phenomenon in humans should incorporate subjective experiences into data on love.
Book cover of Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships
Book Excerpt from Why We Love
Anna Machin | Mar 14, 2022
In Chapter 1, “Survival,” author Anna Machin describes the health benefits of strong human bonds.
Sorting the Clusters: Creating an Optimized Gating Strategy for Cell Sorting
Sorting the Clusters: Creating an Optimized Gating Strategy for Cell Sorting
The Scientist Creative Services Team, BD Biosciences | Mar 1, 2022
Rafael Gomez-Amaro and Karen Ersland discuss how HyperFinder technology optimizes cell identification and isolation from flow cytometry assays.
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The Right Chemistry, 1935
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2022
Percy Lavon Julian, a young, Black scientist working in Jim Crow America, gained international recognition after beating chemists at the University of Oxford in the race to synthesize the alkaloid physostigmine, used for decades as a treatment for glaucoma.
An illustration depicting pores on a membrane
DNA Nanopore Sequencing Adapted for Protein Sequence Comparisons
Sophie Fessl | Feb 14, 2022
Researchers link a stretch of DNA to a peptide of interest and measure current changes as the molecule is pulled by a helicase through a nanopore.
Learn About the Latest Innovations That Support Microbiology Research
Illuminating Hidden Microbial Mysteries
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Tecan | Feb 15, 2022
Accelerating innovation one wavelength at a time
Illustration of a DNA-peptide conjugate molecule being pulled through a nanopore in a membrane.
Infographic: Reading Proteins with Nanopores
Sophie Fessl | Feb 14, 2022
Adapting DNA nanopore sequencing to peptides allows researchers to identify single amino acid differences.
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Revolutionary Crystallographer Ned Seeman Dies at 75
Lisa Winter | Dec 20, 2021
Seeman is best known for establishing the field of DNA nanotechnology.
Learn About Sero-Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Using Sero-Surveillance to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Feb 7, 2022
Immunoassays for detecting, tracking, and testing SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses
A hydrothermal vent spewing hot, mineral-rich fluid
Hydrogen Fueled Life’s Origins: Study
Sophie Fessl | Dec 15, 2021
A thermodynamic analysis of more than 400 chemical reactions that likely took place in the ancestor of all life finds most would spontaneously occur at hydrothermal vents, thanks to the hydrogen these geological formations emit.
Cover image of "Venomous" by Christie Wilcox, along with a headshot of the author and introduction title
Book Club Discussion of Venomous by Christie Wilcox
The Scientist Social Club | Dec 10, 2021
The Scientist Social Club sat down with the author.