Doug Hanahan worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1982. 
Cellular Competence: Making Recombinant DNA Accessible
Nathan Ni, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Coaxing bacteria into taking up recombinant DNA was arduous until Douglas Hanahan took action.
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Cooperation and Cheating
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 6 min read
Bacteria cooperate to benefit the collective, but cheaters can rig the system. How is the balance maintained?
Technique Talk: The Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics
Technique Talk: The Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn the basics of proteomics analysis and nanoLC-MS/MS data acquisition.
Infographic showing strategies used by cooperators to curb the cheater population in a bacterial community
Infographic: Curbing the Cheaters 
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 1 min read
From spatial structuring to policing, cooperative bacteria have a wide toolkit to contain the spread of cheaters.
Neurons (green) fire differently depending on whether the astrocytes (red) they are grown with are cultivated from people with or without fragile X.
Astrocytes Fuel Erratic Firing in Fragile X Neurons
Lauren Schenkman, Spectrum | May 30, 2023 | 3 min read
This new understanding could one day lead to targeted treatments. 
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Science Summarized: Putting Cells in Spatial Context
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Canopy Biosciences | 1 min read
Dive deeper into tissue samples with high resolution, high-plex spatial phenotyping.
SARS-CoV-2 self-assembling virus-like nanoparticle with spike proteins protruding from the surface.
New Technology Improves SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine-Induced Immune Responses
Elina Kadriu | May 30, 2023 | 3 min read
mRNA-encoded self-assembling enveloped virus-like particles presenting SARS-CoV-2 spike protein enhance immunity and may provide better protection against viral variants. 
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Interrogating the Complexities of the Tumor Microenvironment
Alison Halliday, PhD | May 19, 2023 | 5 min read
Gaining a better understanding of the dynamic and reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment is essential for improving patient diagnosis and treatment.
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Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Surprising Way to Repair Scar Tissue
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Claire Higgins employs a novel approach to repair damaged skin tissue.
Semi-circle of colorful cancer awareness ribbons
Electric Fields Disrupt Cancer Cell Division
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | May 4, 2023 | 5 min read
A novel, non-invasive treatment using electrical currents exploits physiological properties of dividing cancer cells to prolong survival and augment current therapies.
Side and front view of a male human skull
Mechanical Force on the Skull May Aid Bone Regeneration
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | May 1, 2023 | 3 min read
By mechanically inducing the expansion of cranial sutures in young adult mice, researchers stimulated stem cell proliferation that is key to healing bone injuries.
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Versatile and Sustainable: Cell Counting for the 21st Century
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and DeNovix Inc. | 3 min read
Discover how the latest cell counting technology is reshaping a mundane task for the future.
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Molecular Glue ‘Shreds’ Cas9 and Enables a New Form of CRISPR Control
Ida Emilie Steinmark, PhD | Apr 26, 2023 | 3 min read
In a bid to address safety concerns about immune reactions during treatment with CRISPR-based therapeutics, a new technique speeds up how quickly the body destroys the DNA-cutting enzyme Cas9.
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Stress Increases Biological Age, But Recovery Can Revert It
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Apr 21, 2023 | 2 min read
A new study relying on DNA methylation clocks suggests that the biological age of mouse and human cells can fluctuate in response to stressful events.
Technique Talk: Developing and Optimizing Immunohistochemistry Protocols
Technique Talk: Developing and Optimizing Immunohistochemistry Protocols
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn about the fundamentals of immunohistochemistry in this workshop for better protocol development and troubleshooting.
Image shows photorhabdus virulence cassettes (green) binding to insect cells (blue) prior to injection of payload proteins. 
Engineered Bacterial “Syringes” Can Deliver Drugs Into Human Cells
Rohini Subrahmanyam, PhD | Apr 20, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers repurpose tiny bacterial injection systems to specifically inject a wide variety of proteins into human cells and living mice.
Histology of brain
Rare Autism-Linked Mutation Starves Growing Neurons of Essential Nutrients
Lauren Schenkman, Spectrum | Apr 18, 2023 | 4 min read
The mutation prevents certain amino acids from entering neurons, causing the cells to die early in development.
Learn how to efficiently and gently prepare samples for NGS and beyond
How to Improve Yield and Reproducibility in Different          -Omics Applications
Covaris | 1 min read
Extracting nucleic acids and proteins gently from samples increases experimental success.
A doctor checking a patient’s blood sugar levels using a glucometer on their ring finger.
An Implantable Device for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
Elina Kadriu | Apr 18, 2023 | 3 min read
Engineering of a novel device to treat T1D, featuring local immunosuppression and a vascularized cell reservoir to prolong islet cell survival.
Surface rendering of microscopy image showing two dendritic cells (green) communicating with a nociceptor neuron (violet).
How Cells in the Skin Team Up To Fight Pathogens
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 12, 2023 | 4 min read
Immune cells and pain neurons form complex partnerships to protect our bodies from pathogens, new research reveals.