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Scientists Use Centrifuge to Discover a Hormone
A new method for isolating extracellular fluid aims to discover molecules with therapeutic potential that were previously obscured by highly abundant proteins.
Scientists Use Centrifuge to Discover a Hormone
Scientists Use Centrifuge to Discover a Hormone

A new method for isolating extracellular fluid aims to discover molecules with therapeutic potential that were previously obscured by highly abundant proteins.

A new method for isolating extracellular fluid aims to discover molecules with therapeutic potential that were previously obscured by highly abundant proteins.

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Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Emma Yasinski | May 13, 2020 | 5 min read
PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.
Lipid Expert and Babraham Institute Director Michael Wakelam Dies
Amy Schleunes | Apr 7, 2020 | 2 min read
Wakelam, who died of a suspected COVID-19 infection, is remembered for his research on the physiological function of lipids.
A Comprehensive Guide to Proteomics
A Comprehensive Guide to Proteomics
Sejal Davla, PhD | 5 min read
Deconstructing concepts, approaches, and data analysis in proteomics workflows.  
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Chemicals on the Skin Could Enable Parkinson’s Detection
Shawna Williams | Mar 20, 2019 | 2 min read
Researchers teamed up with a woman with a keen sense of smell to identify telling differences between healthy people and those with the neurodegenerative disease.
Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Ruth Williams | May 17, 2018 | 3 min read
Moderate ultraviolet light exposure boosts the brainpower of mice thanks to increased production of the neurotransmitter glutamate.  
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Solutions for mRNA Direct Sequence Mapping
Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
As mRNA therapeutics gain popularity, a novel solution for their development emerges.
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Mapping Brain Proteins
Devika G. Bansal | Feb 1, 2018 | 7 min read
Researchers are using souped-up mass spectrometry to localize proteins within brain cells.
Proteomics: Pushing Towards Single-Cell Resolution
Proteomics: Pushing Towards Single-Cell Resolution
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn how the latest single-cell proteomics technology is revolutionizing protein analysis and driving research progress.
2017 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017 | 10+ min read
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 15, 2017 | 4 min read
Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.
An immunoglobulin, also known as an antibody, floating in solution.
Shining a Light on Mass Photometry
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Refeyn | 3 min read
Mass photometry is an interferometric scattering-based technique offering researchers unprecedented characterization of biomolecular complexes and oligomerization in physiologically-relevant situations.
Quantitating Glycans for Biomarker Discovery
Amanda Keener | Aug 27, 2017 | 8 min read
Techniques for comparing the relative abundances of glycans and glycoproteins in clinical samples
Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016 | 10+ min read
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Using Single Cell Proteomics to Understand Human Health and Disease
Using Single Cell Proteomics to Understand Human Health and Disease
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics | 1 min read
Miriam Merad and Harrison Specht will discuss how single cell proteomics complement other omics methods to provide insight into disease pathophysiology and treatment.
Mass Spec Analysis of Protein Interactions
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016 | 7 min read
Using the technique to study how RNA, DNA, lipids, and small molecules interact with proteins
Single-Cell Suck-and-Spray
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2015 | 2 min read
A nanoscopic needle and a mass spectrometer reveal the contents of individual cells.
Melissa Vos discusses how lipids’ good intentions become harmful in Parkinson’s Disease
The Scientist Speaks - Lipids Predict a Slippery Path Towards Parkinson’s Disease
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 1 min read
Melissa Vos discusses how lipids’ good intentions become harmful in Parkinson’s Disease.
Cracking the Complex
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2015 | 8 min read
Using mass spec to study protein-protein interactions
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