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Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
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
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 2, 2018
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.
Mapping Brain Proteins
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
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.
Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
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
Quantitating Glycans for Biomarker Discovery
Amanda Keener | Aug 27, 2017
Techniques for comparing the relative abundances of glycans and glycoproteins in clinical samples
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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
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
Single-Cell Suck-and-Spray
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
Cracking the Complex
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2015
Using mass spec to study protein-protein interactions