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See some of the coolest images recently featured by The Scientist

See some of the coolest images recently featured by The Scientist

ABOVE: K. Whalen, Christopher Whalen

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Conceptual image of blue neurons with glowing segments over blue background.
CRACK Method Reveals Novel Neuron Type in Mouse Brain
Dan Robitzski | Apr 18, 2022
A new technique reveals cells’ precise locations and functions in the brain. Its developers have already used it to identify a previously unknown neuron type.
Illustration showing how calcium imaging and HCR-FISH combined is a technique called comprehensive readout of activity and cell type markers (CRACK)
Infographic: Simultaneously Studying Neuron Structure and Function
Dan Robitzski | Apr 18, 2022
A new methodology combines existing techniques to reveal the specific function and location of multiple types of neurons at once.
Mapping the Brain in 3-D
Mapping the Brain in 3-D
Nathan Ni, PhD | Oct 5, 2021
3-D brain atlases help scientists better understand brain function in physiological and pathological situations.
Top 10 Innovations 2021
2021 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Biomedical innovation has rallied to address that pressing concern while continuing to tackle broader research challenges.
computerized image of different layers of a cell shown at great detail
New Studies Enable a Clearer View Inside Cells
Andrew Chapman | Nov 4, 2021
Armed with improved imaging techniques and supercomputers, researchers are generating detailed three-dimensional images of cellular structures that anyone can explore.
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Demystifying the Black Box
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Tecan | Aug 10, 2021
One sophisticated laboratory tool detects absorbance, fluorescence, FRET, luminescence, live cells, and more, facilitating a wide variety of experimental findings.
A Bright New Tool to Record Cellular Interactions
Lisa Winter | Apr 1, 2021
The G-baToN prototype transfers GFP between cells, illuminating cell-cell contacts.
Coronavirus Closeup, 1964
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2020
Electron microscopy revealed that a deadly disease of birds was not a form of flu, but a different type of virus entirely.
Form Determines Function: Insights from Structural Biology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 23, 2021
Researchers use diverse tools to analyze protein structures.
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2020
Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.
Blood Test Detects Cancer Early, But Has Some Holdups
Ashley Yeager | Apr 29, 2020
The liquid biopsy, which detects cell-free tumor DNA, spotted undiagnosed cancers in some women, but had a greater number of false positives and false negatives.
The Scientist Speaks - Into the Mind of Human’s Best Friend: Using fMRI to Study Canine Cognition
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jul 23, 2021
Gregory Berns discusses training dogs to undergo fMRI scans to better understand their brains.
New Discoveries in Human Anatomy
Diana Kwon | Feb 18, 2020
Using advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, scientists have revealed new parts of the human body and overturned previous misconceptions.
Image of the Day: DISCO Tissue Clearing
Emily Makowski | Oct 22, 2019
New methods of visualizing tissue are presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Central Nervous System Modeling with iPSC-Derived Cells
The Creative Services Team in collaboration with BrainXell | Jun 8, 2021
Bryan Black and Lucas Thal will discuss their experiences screening hiPSC-derived neural cells to understand chronic pain and neuroinflammation.
Microscopy and Imaging Leader Shinya Inoué Dies
Jef Akst | Oct 7, 2019
The long-time Marine Biological Laboratory scientist was known for using his own hand-built microscopes to image the dynamics of live cells.
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
Andy Tay | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers are developing a variety of approaches for clearing neural tissue to get a better view of the brain’s circuitry.
Technique Talk: Developing Fluorescence Microscopy Skills
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 26, 2021
Learn how to obtain more representative and reproducible microscopy images in this workshop.
traced mouse neurons
Image of the Day: Brain Map
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 6, 2019
Scientists traced 1,000 neurons through the mouse brain, uncovering new details about how the organ is wired.