protein scaffolds

Diagram tracking changes in gene expression
Ticker Tape Technology Records Cell History
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Oct 2, 2023 | 1 min read
Researchers developed a novel protein fiber that tracks transcriptional events over time in living cells. This could shine a light on gene regulation during development or after cellular perturbations.
Antibody Alternatives
Paul Ko Ferrigno and Jane McLeod | Feb 1, 2016 | 10+ min read
Nucleic acid aptamers and protein scaffolds could change the way researchers study biological processes and treat disease.
Fighting Back
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Plants can’t run away from attackers, so they’ve evolved unique immune defenses to protect themselves.
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Building Better Reagents
Jane McLeod and Paul Ko Ferrigno | Jan 31, 2016 | 3 min read
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.