Special report
Labs Worldwide Still Struggling Amid Broken Supply Chains
Labs Worldwide Still Struggling Amid Broken Supply Chains
Countries outside the US and Europe that are already used to long wait times for laboratory supplies are facing greater research disruptions than ever during the pandemic.
Labs Worldwide Still Struggling Amid Broken Supply Chains
Labs Worldwide Still Struggling Amid Broken Supply Chains

Countries outside the US and Europe that are already used to long wait times for laboratory supplies are facing greater research disruptions than ever during the pandemic.

Countries outside the US and Europe that are already used to long wait times for laboratory supplies are facing greater research disruptions than ever during the pandemic.

PCR
Reaching Greater PCR Speeds, Specificity, and Fidelity
Reaching Greater PCR Speeds, Specificity, and Fidelity
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Jun 21, 2021
A new KOD polymerase enables sub-15 minute PCR protocols
Transforming Multichannel Pipettes
Transforming Multichannel Pipettes
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Eppendorf | Jun 15, 2021
Multichannel pipettes with adjustable tip spacing increase the efficiency and reproducibility of high-throughput experiments.
Coronavirus Mutations Could Muddle COVID-19 PCR Tests
Coronavirus Mutations Could Muddle COVID-19 PCR Tests
Jack J. Lee | May 17, 2021
Researchers find that SARS-CoV-2 variants can evade primer-probe sets and recommend that diagnostic assays include multiple targets for reliability.
June 11, 2021 - Technique Talk: Optimizing PCR Quality and Yield
June 11, 2021 - Technique Talk: Optimizing PCR Quality and Yield
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Merck | May 6, 2021
In this workshop, explore the importance of sample quality and polymerase selection for PCR quality and yield. 
Sewage Sampling Robots Speed SARS-CoV-2 Detection
Sewage Sampling Robots Speed SARS-CoV-2 Detection
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2021
An automated wastewater monitoring technique could enable researchers to predict outbreaks of the virus up to a week in advance.
Infographic: How to Ferret Out SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Infographic: How to Ferret Out SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2021
Researchers use magnetic nanoparticles and liquid-handling robots in an effort to detect COVID-19 outbreaks early.
Microbiologist Thomas Brock Dies at 94
Microbiologist Thomas Brock Dies at 94
Lisa Winter | Apr 23, 2021
Brock’s discovery of a thermophile bacteria at Yellowstone National Park in 1966 eventually enabled the development of PCR.
June 9, 2021 - Technique Talk: Optimizing PCR Quality and Yield
June 9, 2021 - Technique Talk: Optimizing PCR Quality and Yield
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Mar 29, 2021
In this workshop, explore the importance of sample quality and polymerase selection for PCR quality and yield. 
Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
Simple Spit Test Could Diagnose Concussions
Asher Jones | Mar 24, 2021
A noninvasive saliva test accurately identified concussions in a study of hundreds of rugby players.
Technique Talk: Troubleshooting Quantitative PCR (qPCR)
Technique Talk: Troubleshooting Quantitative PCR (qPCR)
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 18, 2021
In this workshop, you will learn about the critical factors that ensure qPCR accuracy and success.
Breastmilk Harbors Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Breastmilk Harbors Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2
Ashley Yeager | Nov 17, 2020
An abundance of immunoglobulin antibodies, and a paucity of viral RNA, in breastmilk offer evidence that women can safely continue breastfeeding during the pandemic.
The Scientist's LabTalk - Episode 3
The Scientist's LabTalk - Episode 3
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 13, 2020
Halting the Tuberculosis Epidemic with Research and Diagnostics: A Conversation with David Alland
Modern Approaches to qPCR
Modern Approaches to qPCR
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 9, 2020
Download this ebook to learn how updated qPCR instruments provide optimal thermal performance and data connectivity!
Is Your PCR Reaction Healthy?
Is Your PCR Reaction Healthy?
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 19, 2020
In this webinar brought to you by MilliporeSigma, explore how improving nucleic acid extraction is vital for PCR robustness. 
Understanding and Optimizing PCR
Understanding and Optimizing PCR
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 25, 2020
Do you know how to get the most out of your PCR reactions?
Toward COVID-19 Testing Any Time, Anywhere
Toward COVID-19 Testing Any Time, Anywhere
Abby Olena | Sep 2, 2020
Researchers are adapting CRISPR, synthetic biology, and other creative approaches to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids outside of the lab or doctors’ offices, in the hopes of making diagnostics more affordable and accessible.
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
Emma Yasinski | Aug 28, 2020
The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.
FDA Approves New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test
FDA Approves New Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test
Amanda Heidt | Aug 17, 2020
SalivaDirect, an open-source protocol, avoids many of the supply bottlenecks of other tools and could be offered for as little as $10 a test.
Extreme Biotech: Understanding Extremophile Biology to Impact Human Health
Extreme Biotech: Understanding Extremophile Biology to Impact Human Health
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 6, 2020
Jaclyn Winter and Shiladitya DasSarma will discuss how they harness the unique biology of extremophiles for the discovery and development of new therapeutics.