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2022 Top 10 Innovations
2022 Top 10 Innovations
This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.
2022 Top 10 Innovations
2022 Top 10 Innovations

This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.

This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.

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A portrait shot of Beryl Benacerraf, who wears a black shirt and gold necklace and smiles into the camera, on a bluish gray background.
Obstetrics “Giant” Beryl Benacerraf Dies at 73
Katherine Irving | Oct 26, 2022 | 2 min read
Benacerraf pioneered the use of ultrasound to diagnose fetal syndromes.
3D imaging of organoid
Infographic: Generating Hundreds of 3D Organoid Images per Hour
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Oct 17, 2022 | 1 min read
By modifying a technique used to image single cells, researchers have managed to generate a super-resolution 3D image of a complete organoid in just seven seconds.
An abstract stained-glass portrait of a woman with an image of an eye representing the brain
Through the Looking Glass: Aging, Inflammation, and Gut Rejuvenation
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 4 min read
Renewing the aging gut microbiome holds promise for preventing inflammatory brain and eye degeneration.
Cellular therapy. 3d illustration
Expert JeWell-ry Designers
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Oct 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Analyzing organoids has proven slow and cumbersome for scientists. But a new technique may speed things up, producing 3D images of hundreds of organoids per hour.
Adipose tissue under the microscope appearing as red blobs on a white background
Mouse Brains Appear to Eavesdrop on Their Fat
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Sep 9, 2022 | 4 min read
For the first time, a team visualizes sensory nerves projecting into adipose tissue in mice and finds these neuronal cells may counteract the local effects of the sympathetic nervous system.
A person holding a section of his face and looking in to his brain through a magnifying glass stock illustration
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Look at Aging Through Young Eyes 
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 1 min read
Aimée Parker shares how her childlike curiosity and collaborative spirit motivate her scientific pursuits.
A drawing of pseudostratified gut epithelial cells in the early intestines, cells in red and nucleus in purple.
Move Over Apoptosis: Another Form of Cell Death May Occur in the Gut
Natalia Mesa, PhD | May 18, 2022 | 6 min read
Though scientists don’t yet know much about it, a newly described process called erebosis might have profound implications for how the gut maintains itself.
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Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2022 | 2 min read
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A guide to transforming spatial phenotyping workflows
Seeing is Believing with Automated Single Cell Precision Imaging
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Canopy Biosciences | 1 min read
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 | 3 min read
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 | 1 min read
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 | 1 min read
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 | 10+ min read
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 | 5 min read
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 and Tecan | 1 min read
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 | 3 min read
The G-baToN prototype transfers GFP between cells, illuminating cell-cell contacts.
Coronavirus Closeup, 1964
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2020 | 3 min read
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 | 1 min read
Researchers use diverse tools to analyze protein structures.
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.
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