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an&nbsp;<em>Aedes aegypti&nbsp;</em>mosquito, black with white dots and stripes on its joints and body, sitting on a person&#39;s skin and feeding.&nbsp;
Smelly Skin Compounds Draw Mosquitoes to Some People More than Others
Katherine Irving | Oct 19, 2022 | 3 min read
People with more carboxylic acids in their body odor are more attractive to mosquitoes, a study finds.
Tree with many scattered branches.
Scientists Resurrect Ancient Rubiscos to Understand Their Evolution
Alejandra Manjarrez | Oct 14, 2022 | 5 min read
A team proposes that the addition of a small accessory subunit to the carbon-fixing enzyme was key to improving its catalytic properties and specificity to CO2.
Whole-Well Brightfield Cell Counting with the Latest in Microplate Imaging Technology&nbsp;
Whole-Well Brightfield Cell Counting with the Latest in Microplate Imaging Technology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Magdalena Eckschlager and Christopher Wolff will discuss how cutting-edge neural network-based algorithm technology enables label-free, live cell imaging and analysis.
Illustration of the winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Biocompatible Reactions In Living Cells Garner Chemistry Nobel
Katherine Irving | Oct 5, 2022 | 4 min read
This year’s award recognizes Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless for developing click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.
a fuzzy black and tan beetle chews on the bark of a pine tree sapling, whose needles can be seen in the background
Pine Trees’ Fragrances Help Neighbors Battle Bark Beetles
Katherine Irving | Sep 30, 2022 | 5 min read
Polluted air impedes the trees’ ability to read one another’s signals, a study finds.
Realizing the Potential of Spatial Biology for a Noncanonical Model&nbsp;
Realizing the Potential of Spatial Biology for a Noncanonical Model
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Shaye Hagler will discuss the unexplored capabilities of ChipCytometryTM Spatial Multiplexing Technology for advancing spatial biology research.
Four study participants in t shirts and shorts sit around a table in a stainless steel chamber. All four are looking at personal electronics and wearing a breathing mask connected to a nearby machine via blue tubing.
A New Culprit in Air Pollution: Reactions Triggered by Human Skin
Shafaq Zia | Sep 2, 2022 | 4 min read
Oil on human skin reacts with ozone to produce highly reactive radicals that can generate toxic airborne chemicals in indoor spaces.
A photograph of Christine Guthrie and Hiten Madhani
RNA Pioneer Christine Guthrie Dies at 77
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2022 | 5 min read
Guthrie established foundational concepts in the field of pre-mRNA splicing during her career at the University of California, San Francisco.
Characterizing Protein Oligomerization Dynamics with Automated Mass Photometry&nbsp;
Characterizing Protein Oligomerization Dynamics with Automated Mass Photometry
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Gareth Rogers will discuss how mass photometry and automated mass photometry work using case studies that evaluated the oligomeric status of proteins.
Kenneth Coale
Biogeochemist Kenneth Coale Dies at 67
Lisa Winter | Aug 4, 2022 | 3 min read
He was known for his research on iron’s role in phytoplankton biomass.
Photo of Makio Murayama
Handmade Hemoglobin, 1912-2012
Dan Robitzski | Aug 1, 2022 | 3 min read
Makio Murayama, a Japanese-American biochemist who was turned away from the Manhattan Project due to his heritage, rose to prominence for his work uncovering the link between the structure of hemoglobin and the mechanisms of sickle cell disease.
Maintaining Hormone Balance Through RNA Decay
The Scientist Speaks - What Comes Up Must Go Down: Maintaining Hormone Balance Through RNA Decay
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Neelanjan Mukherjee discusses how RNA decay is essential for regulating a blood pressure-controlling hormone.
Amyloid plaques on axons of neurons
The Misunderstood Proteins of Neurodegeneration
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2022 | 10+ min read
The normal functions of peptides that aggregate in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s have been largely overlooked by scientists, but some argue that they are critical for understanding the development of disease.
red ants coming out of dirt hole
Bull Ant Venom Evolved to Make Bites More Painful to Mammals
Dan Robitzski | Jul 5, 2022 | 2 min read
A peptide found in bull ant venom closely resembles a hormone of its primary predator, triggering hypersensitivity and making subsequent bites even more painful than the ones that came before.
Technique Talk: Turning the PAGE&mdash;The Dos and Don&rsquo;ts of Protein Electrophoresis and Western Blotting&nbsp;
Technique Talk: Turning the PAGE—The Dos and Don’ts of Protein Electrophoresis and Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Merck | 1 min read
In this webinar, Kelly Wolfe will discuss innovations that streamline western blotting workflows.
Green-tinged image of fly eye with shiny and black portions
New CRISPR Technique Causes Few Unintended Mutations in Fruit Flies
Jason P. Dinh | Jul 1, 2022 | 4 min read
A study finds that CRISPR-Nickase, which changes just one allele of a given gene, improves gene editing efficiency compared with CRISPR-Cas9.
Greyhound scratches body from fleas on a green lawn outdoors in a park on a sunny day
New Mechanism for Touch-Evoked Itch Found in Mice
Natalia Mesa | Jun 22, 2022 | 3 min read
A previously overlooked protein is important to this type of itch, an insight that could aid the development of new treatments.
Technique Talk: Turning the PAGE&mdash;The Dos and Don&rsquo;ts of Protein Electrophoresis and Western Blotting&nbsp;
Technique Talk: Turning the PAGE—The Dos and Don’ts of Protein Electrophoresis and Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | 1 min read
In this webinar, Kelly Wolfe will discuss innovations that streamline western blotting workflows.
portrait of Marilyn Fogel in front of bookcase
Marilyn Fogel, Biogeochemist and “Isotope Queen,” Dies at 69
Andy Carstens | May 25, 2022 | 3 min read
Fogel mined information from isotopes to explore modern and ancient ecosystems, climatic changes, and evolution.
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 | 9 min read
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.
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