Newborn baby rats lie in a basket
Mother’s Circadian Rhythms Mirrored in Fetal Rat Brains
Before their own central clocks develop, the brains of fetal rats detect their mother’s metabolic cycle to help regulate the expression of certain genes.
Mother’s Circadian Rhythms Mirrored in Fetal Rat Brains
Mother’s Circadian Rhythms Mirrored in Fetal Rat Brains

Before their own central clocks develop, the brains of fetal rats detect their mother’s metabolic cycle to help regulate the expression of certain genes.

Before their own central clocks develop, the brains of fetal rats detect their mother’s metabolic cycle to help regulate the expression of certain genes.

cell signaling
A micrograph of the prion-like state of a protein called Pus4
Protein Mediates Non-Genetic Inheritance of Growth Strategies
Catherine Offord | Jan 4, 2022
An RNA-modifying enzyme passed to daughter cells during budding allows yeast cells to switch between faster- and slower-growing phenotypes.
Image of fruit fly epithelial cells (pseudo colored in this micrograph)
Epithelial Cell Signaling Helps Maintain Tissue Integrity
Annie Melchor | Nov 1, 2021
Using a transgenic fruit fly model, researchers demonstrate how epithelial barriers are maintained in living organisms despite high levels of cell turnover and death.
An immunoglobulin, also known as an antibody, floating in solution.
Shining a Light on Mass Photometry
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Refeyn
Mass photometry is an interferometric scattering-based technique offering researchers unprecedented characterization of biomolecular complexes and oligomerization in physiologically-relevant situations.
An illustration of a yeast cell (right) and a human neuron (left) showing the processes/features that are similar in the two
Infographic: Modeling Neurodegenerative Diseases with Yeast
Mahlon Collins | Oct 1, 2021
Conservation of structures and functions between single-celled fungi and human cells allow researchers to probe the brain.
Photograph of a mouse covering his face with his paw.
Bless You: Mouse Model Reveals Molecular Pathway Behind Sneezing
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2021
Researchers have identified specific cells and neuropeptides involved in mediating the sneeze response in mice exposed to allergens or chemical irritants such as capsaicin.
Discover how glycosylation affects health and disease
Exploring the World of Glycobiology
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Vector Laboratories
Researchers study sugar modifications to understand health and disease.
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the unicellular yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, known as Baker's or Brewer's yeast.
Yeast Models Provide New Insights into Neurodegenerative Diseases
Mahlon Collins | Oct 1, 2021
The single-celled fungus allows researchers to study Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and other brain diseases with unparalleled speed and scale.
Illustration showing how a mouse study identifies the brain regions and specific signaling factors that regulate the sneeze response.
Infographic: The Neural Pathway of Sneezing
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2021
A mouse study identifies the brain regions and specific signaling factors that regulate the sneeze response.
It’s Bittersweet: The Tumorigenic Potential of Glycosylation
It’s Bittersweet: The Tumorigenic Potential of Glycosylation
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Vector Laboratories
Karen Abbott and Susan Bellis discuss how to detect and block tumorigenic glycosylation signatures to diagnose and treat cancer.
A scanning electron micrograph of a coculture of E. coli and Acinetobacter baylyi. Nanotubes can be seen extending from the E. coli.
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
Sruthi S. Balakrishnan | Jun 1, 2021
Several labs have reported the formation of bacterial nanotubes under different, often contrasting conditions. What are these structures and why are they so hard to reproduce?
Drawing of the three kinds of glycosylated cell surface biomolecules: glycoproteins, glycolipids, and now, glycoRNAs
Newly Discovered Glycosylated RNA Is All Over Cells: Study
Christie Wilcox | May 18, 2021
Prior to a 2019 preprint, “glycoRNAs” weren’t known to exist. Now, the researchers who found them say they’re on lots of cells and may play a role in immune signaling.
Discover how to scale up cellular assays during drug discovery
High-Throughput Solutions for Lead Candidate Discovery
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Thermo Fisher Scientific
New technologies allow researchers to scale up assays for cellular functions.
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2021
Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.
New Understanding of Metastasis Could Lead to Better Treatments
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2021
Recent insights, such as the recognition that disseminated cancer cells can lie dormant for years before seeding secondary tumors, suggest novel strategies for fighting metastatic disease.
Understanding Cancer Using Cryo-EM
Understanding the Complexity of Cancer with Cryo-EM
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Thermo Fisher Scientific
Explore how researchers use cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to identify how mutations affect protein signaling and function through structural or conformational changes.
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Abby Olena | Oct 15, 2020
In two independent studies, researchers find that the organelle is responsible for a switch that allows cells to start moving when they’re squeezed.
human embryonic stem cells differentiate differentiation layers organization induced
Image of the Day: Multilayered
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
Human embryonic stem cells differentiate and organize themselves on a chip.
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
Infographic: How Muscles Age
Gillian Butler-Browne, Vincent Mouly, Anne Bigot, and Capucine Trollet | Sep 1, 2018
Numerous cellular changes underlie the decline of muscle mass and strength in the elderly.