Rows of soybean plants with green leaves beneath a partially clouded sky with the rising sun in the background.
As Carbon Dioxide Goes Up, Plants’ Nutrient Content Declines
Dan Robitzski | Nov 3, 2022 | 5 min read
Abundant environmental CO2 can increase plant biomass and photosynthesis, but it has downsides for agriculture and ecosystems, a growing body of research finds.
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.
Learn how recombinant proteins move the diagnostic industry forward
Emergent Recombinant Proteins in Clinical Diagnostics
Scripps Laboratories | 1 min read
A new era of reliable recombinant proteins makes it possible for researchers to replace tissue-derived biomarkers in a variety of diagnostic assays.
Tree with many scattered branches.
Scientists Resurrect Ancient Rubiscos to Understand Their Evolution
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | 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.
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.
Researcher in DNA laboratory: agarose sequencing gel results
Illuminating Gels with Laser Power
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Biotium | 3 min read
How to upgrade gel electrophoresis imaging.
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.
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.
Better Ways to Extract DNA
Better Ways to Extract DNA
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn how to obtain high throughput DNA purification that improves next-generation sequencing.
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.
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.
A Comprehensive Guide to Proteomics
An Introductory Guide to Proteomics
Sejal Davla, PhD | 5 min read
Deconstructing concepts, approaches, and data analysis in proteomics workflows.  
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.
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.
Learn How Multiomics Drives Biotherapeutic Discovery and Development
Advancing Biotherapeutics with Multiomics
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Tecan | 1 min read
Explore how biomolecular processes drive health and 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.
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.
Learn About the Latest Lab Meat Bioprocessing Technology
Get Up to Speed on Laboratory Grown Meat
Eppendorf | 1 min read
A comprehensive guide to cultured lab meat and meat alternatives
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, PhD | 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.
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.