RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  

Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.

Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.

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Opinion: How to Use Mobile Apps for Immunohistochemistry
Opinion: How to Use Mobile Apps for Immunohistochemistry
Alexander E. Kalyuzhny | May 25, 2018
This guide for apps comes from personal experience testing various programs aimed to improve productivity or to help with selecting reagents.
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
Abby Olena | Dec 14, 2017
With many probes being seriously flawed, Probe Miner helps researchers find those that are most specific and effective for manipulating their chosen proteins.
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017
Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Quick and Cheap Zika Detection
Ruth Williams | May 3, 2017
A heat block, a truck battery, and a novel RNA amplification assay make for in-the-field surveillance of the virus.
Life Sciences Search Engine
Life Sciences Search Engine
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 22, 2016
A startup aims to make doing research easier by mining publications for research products, protocols, and potential collaborators.
New Test for Zika OKed
New Test for Zika OKed
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency approval for a combination diagnostic that can distinguish between Zika, dengue, and chikungunya infections.
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Another Lyme Disease–Causing Bacterium Found
Tracy Vence | Feb 9, 2016
Scientists discover another species of Borrelia in the U.S.
Building Better Reagents
Building Better Reagents
Jane McLeod, Paul Ko Ferrigno | Feb 1, 2016
Facing problems of inconsistent, time-consuming, and costly antibody production, some researchers are turning to alternatives to target specific proteins of interest, in the lab and in the clinic.
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.