A colored microscope image of a cross section of a human artery filled with fatty plaques
Protein-Recycling Process Protective Against Arterial Plaques
Clare Watson | Aug 1, 2022
A team of scientists has found that in mice, a cellular housekeeping pathway protects against a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Microscopy image of a cricket embryo, illuminated in green, pinched near one end, with one side full of bright green dots representing cell nuclei
How Wandering Nuclei Shape Developing Embryos
Viviane Callier | Jul 29, 2022
As cricket blastoderms form, cell nuclei are pulled into an egg’s remaining empty space to form the new cell layers that will shape the developing animal.
 somite organoid in culture
Reconstructing How the Spine Takes its Shape
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Aug 5, 2022
Marina Sanaki-Matsumiya figured out how to grow human somites in a dish through a process that mirrors the tissue’s development in the embryo.
Artist’s 3D rendering of malignant cancer cells, illustrated in pink, as it would appear under a scanning electron microscope.
Underdog Enzyme Likely Responsible for Mutations in Most Cancers
Sophie Fessl | Jul 28, 2022
A previously overlooked enzyme called APOBEC3A is linked to the most prevalent mutational signatures in cancer cell lines, a study finds.
Fluorescent cells in culture connected by tunneling nanotubules
SARS-CoV-2 Could Use Nanotubes to Infect the Brain
Natalia Mesa | Jul 21, 2022
Stressed cells can form hollow actin bridges to neighbors to get help, but the virus may hijack these tiny tunnels for its own purposes, a study suggests.
Discover how to Select and Design qPCR Probes
Selecting Probes That Rise to Any qPCR Challenge
The Scientist Creative Services Team, LGC Biosearch Technologies | Aug 3, 2022
Learn how to select qPCR probes that match downstream applications.
Spherical colonies of <em>Vibrio splendidus&nbsp;</em>bacteria
Inside Versus Out: A New Form of Bacterial Cooperation
Natalia Mesa | Jul 20, 2022
Oceanic bacteria form a transient spherical community to conquer large food sources, taking on different roles to break down the bounty more efficiently.
an artistic rendering of CRISPR/Cas9
Ten Years of CRISPR
Sophie Fessl | Jun 28, 2022
This month marks ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 was repurposed as a gene editing system, so we’re looking back at what has been accomplished in a decade of CRISPR editing.
A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jul 27, 2022
Alysson Muotri shares how tapping into his inner creative spark fuels his pursuit of science.
Single filament of a bacterium<br><br>
The Naked Eye Can Spy This Enormous Bacterium
Andy Carstens | Jun 24, 2022
At about 2 centimeters in length, Thiomargarita magnifica tests scientists’ notions of how large microbes can grow.
Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V computer keyboard button with cable isolated on white background
Opinion: The Reproductive Technology Advances No One Asked For
John D. Loike, Alan Kadish | Jun 22, 2022
Cloning and parthenogenesis of humans wouldn’t align with bioethical principles.
Learn about hot topics in organoid research
Next-Level Organoids
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 22, 2022
Researchers use organoid cultures in unique ways to study health and disease.
Trichaptum abietinum growing on a pine log
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Jun 13, 2022
See some of the coolest images recently featured by The Scientist
a skin-coated robot finger sits in a petri dish of culture media
Robot Finger’s Living Skin Stretches, Heals Like the Real Thing
Christie Wilcox | Jun 10, 2022
Researchers in Japan have given a plastic robot finger a layered coating made from actual, living skin cells. Next, they aim to add hair and sweat glands.
Understanding Stem Cells, One Cell at a Time
Understanding Stem Cells, One Cell at a Time
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 19, 2022
An expert panel will discuss how access to single-cell resolution has shed new light on stem cell behavior and differentiation mechanisms.
Illustration of peach-colored microglia among light blue neurons. Both cell types are illustrated with multiple jagged extensions coming out of a spherical cell body.
Mouse Immune Cells Destroy Nerves’ Coating, Causing Chronic Pain
Patience Asanga | Jun 9, 2022

A study suggests a way in which acute nerve injury could trigger an autoimmune response that leads to continuing pain in mice.

A microscope image of Legionellales bacteria infecting a protozoan
Ancestral Bacteria May Have Invaded Early Eukaryotic Cells
Clare Watson | Jun 1, 2022
The discovery that a group of cell-infecting bacteria lived roughly 2 billion years ago stirs a longstanding controversy around which came first: phagocytosis or mitochondria.
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells surrounded by red blood cells in circulating blood.
Accelerating Immune Research with Cryopreserved Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells
The Scientist Creative Services Team, MilliporeSigma | Jul 18, 2022
Commerically-available peripheral blood mononuclear cells offer a well-characterized, accessible, and consistent model for immunology and therapeutic development.
Illustration of blue shiny mitochondria
Worms Live Longer with Mitochondria Powered by Light: Preprint
Alejandra Manjarrez | May 24, 2022
Increasing mitochondrial activity in worms by engineering a light-activated proton pump into the organelle’s membrane extends the animals’ lifespan without evidence of health decline, according to a preprint.
Simplifying Spatial and Molecular Profiling with End-to-End Services
Canopy Biosciences | May 20, 2022
A visual guide to streamlining high-plex, high-throughput workflows