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Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home

PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.

PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.

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Lipid Expert and Babraham Institute Director Michael Wakelam Dies
Amy Schleunes | Apr 7, 2020
Wakelam, who died of a suspected COVID-19 infection, is remembered for his research on the physiological function of lipids.
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Chemicals on the Skin Could Enable Parkinson’s Detection
Shawna Williams | Mar 20, 2019
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.
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.
Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Ruth Williams | May 17, 2018
Moderate ultraviolet light exposure boosts the brainpower of mice thanks to increased production of the neurotransmitter glutamate.  
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Using Single Cell Proteomics to Understand Human Health and Disease
Using Single Cell Proteomics to Understand Human Health and Disease
The Scientist Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics
Miriam Merad and Harrison Specht will discuss how single cell proteomics complement other omics methods to provide insight into disease pathophysiology and treatment.
Mapping Brain Proteins
Devika G. Bansal | Feb 1, 2018
Researchers are using souped-up mass spectrometry to localize proteins within brain cells.
2017 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
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
Melissa Vos discusses how lipids’ good intentions become harmful in Parkinson’s Disease.
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 15, 2017
Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.
Quantitating Glycans for Biomarker Discovery
Amanda Keener | Aug 27, 2017
Techniques for comparing the relative abundances of glycans and glycoproteins in clinical samples
Measuring Metabolites to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Cancer
Niki Spahich, PhD
Metabolomics research highlights molecules important for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Mass Spec Analysis of Protein Interactions
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2016
Using the technique to study how RNA, DNA, lipids, and small molecules interact with proteins
The Community-Wide Effort to Standardize QA/QC for Metabolomics and Lipidomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Perspectives on the basics and future of QA/QC
Single-Cell Suck-and-Spray
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2015
A nanoscopic needle and a mass spectrometer reveal the contents of individual cells.
Cracking the Complex
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2015
Using mass spec to study protein-protein interactions
The Rise of Cannabis Extraction Labs
Chemyx Inc.
Scientists in cannabis extraction laboratories are bravely pioneering a new field of agro-chemical engineering.
GC-MS Distorts Data?
Jef Akst | Oct 22, 2015
A study suggests that gas chromatography-mass spectrometry modifies or destroys sample compounds, but some are skeptical.