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.
A whitish neutrophil with a red multi-lobed nucleus.
Cell Surface RNA Helps Neutrophils Get Around
Holly Barker, PhD | Apr 2, 2024 | 4 min read
A new study confirms reports of membrane-bound RNA molecules and points to their role in neutrophil migration.
Exploring Stem Cell Strategies for Spinal Cord Repair
Exploring Stem Cell Strategies for Spinal Cord Repair
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Stephanie Willerth and Nisha Iyer will discuss the latest models that scientists use for testing the potential of endogenous and exogenous stem cell therapies for cell replacement and functional restoration following spinal cord injury.
Image of a brain section with various colors to denote different cell types (left) and different brain regions (right).
A Cell-by-Cell Map of the Entire Mouse Brain
Laura Tran, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
A colorful mosaic that maps the positions and roles of cells in the mouse brain offers insights into its functional complexities.
A woman looks shocked as a radioactive waste container leaks onto the floor in front of the exit door.
When the Floor is Radioactive
Laura Tran, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
During her routine tasks in the laboratory, Mallory Havens suddenly found herself navigating a toxic terrain. 
A microplate with pink or blue solution in different wells.
High Throughput Screening Models Ramp up Lead Discovery
The Scientist | 1 min read
Fast, automated, and relevant biological tools and technologies help researchers hunt for more hits.
A Space Sequence Saga
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Astronaut Kathleen Rubins and her samples do not settle when it comes to space biology.
Illustration of blood moving through a vein.
How to Preserve Blood Sample Integrity for Proteomic Analysis
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Novel innovations for stabilizing the plasma proteome in whole blood samples provide researchers with more confidence in their protein analysis. 
Defining the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Morpholome
Defining the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Morpholome
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Learn how researchers take a phenotype-first approach to uncover hidden metastatic drivers at tissue and cellular levels.
An image of cells with the center stained green and some cells stained magenta over a black background.
Growing Milk-Secreting Mammary Organoids
Sneha Khedkar | Mar 29, 2024 | 3 min read
Mammary organoids derived from mouse embryonic stem cells could offer clues into mammary gland developmental origins and help researchers study breast cancer.
Lenses of a fluorescent microscope illuminate a sample on a microscope slide.
A Colorful Approach to Tracking Cellular Cargo
Niki Spahich, PhD | Mar 29, 2024 | 4 min read
Through immunofluorescence microscopy, a rainbow of stains shows Amy Engevik where proteins go in health and disease states.
Building Broader B Cell Diversity for Better Monoclonal Antibody Discovery<br ><br>
Building Broader B Cell Diversity for Better Monoclonal Antibody Discovery
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Vincent Pai will discuss how the latest automated single B cell functional screening technology helps researchers meet the demands for new monoclonal antibody candidates.
A single channel splits into two micro-channels.
A Beating Heart on a Chip
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Mar 26, 2024 | 4 min read
Researchers used organ chips to mimic conditions that help heart cells mature.
Different colored cartoon viruses entering holes in a cartoon of a human brain.
A Journey Into the Brain
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Mar 22, 2024 | 10+ min read
With the help of directed evolution, scientists inch closer to developing viral vectors that can cross the human blood-brain barrier to deliver gene therapy.
Conceptual vector illustration depicting CRISPR gene editing by scientists for medical applications.
Optimizing Gene Editing with PARP1 CRISPR Plasmids 
The Scientist and Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. | 3 min read
CRISPR plasmids provide a robust solution for streamlining human cell transfection workflows.   
Image of bacteriophage
Cellular Cuisine: Phages on the Menu
Laura Tran, PhD | Mar 19, 2024 | 3 min read
Mammalian cells outpace bacteriophages in the microbial food chain by devouring phages to fuel their growth.
Illustration of a web of dark blue neurons with a purple glow at the center of each neuron.
How the Brain Hits the Brakes on Aging 
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Mar 18, 2024 | 4 min read
Neurons linked to metabolic processes slow aging in mice.
Discover the foundations and future of organoid research technologies.
Levitating Organoid Cultures to Reach                                   Higher Research Heights
LevitasBio | 1 min read
Scientists turn to technologies that uplift organoid research, from the first intestinal organoids to the future of scaled-up screening.
The mitochondria inside of a neuron are shown in red. The neuron&rsquo;s protrusions called dendritic spines are shown in cyan.
How Mitochondria Stay Still in Neurons
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Mar 13, 2024 | 5 min read
An endoplasmic reticulum associated protein holds mitochondria in place in dendrites. This spatial stabilization possibly provides a local energy source for synaptic plasticity. 
High magnification image highlighting small hairlike projections called cilia, which help the biobots move.
A Leap Towards Building Synthetic Organisms 
Laura Tran, PhD | Mar 12, 2024 | 6 min read
Douglas Blackiston’s frog-fueled research seeks to push the boundaries of understanding developing organisms.