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COVID-19 Diagnostics: How Do Saliva Tests Compare to Swabs?
From hospitals and college campuses to remote villages in French Guiana, scientists have pit the two approaches against one other. See which one comes out ahead.
COVID-19 Diagnostics: How Do Saliva Tests Compare to Swabs?
COVID-19 Diagnostics: How Do Saliva Tests Compare to Swabs?

From hospitals and college campuses to remote villages in French Guiana, scientists have pit the two approaches against one other. See which one comes out ahead.

From hospitals and college campuses to remote villages in French Guiana, scientists have pit the two approaches against one other. See which one comes out ahead.

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Activities Discovered for Some Inactive Drug Ingredients
Ruth Williams | Jul 23, 2020
Screens of hundreds of drug excipients reveal that some can interact with biological targets, contradicting their FDA categorization as inert.
Researchers Seek a Simple, Rapid Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Jef Akst | Jul 6, 2020
Onsite testing at wastewater treatment plants could aid efforts to monitor for outbreaks of COVID-19 around the world, but such technologies are in the early stages of development.
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Adapting Flow Cytometry for Drug Discovery Workflows
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Rad Laboratories | May 3, 2022
Explore how flow cytometry innovations expand and accelerate cell profiling.
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AI Learns from Lung CT Scans to Diagnose COVID-19
Claire Jarvis | Jun 10, 2020
Lesions in the lungs of patients with pneumonia caused by a SARS-CoV-2 infection are distinct from those caused by bacteria.
Image of the Day: Huo-Yan Air Lab
Amy Schleunes | Apr 9, 2020
An inflatable biosafety laboratory may help meet the global need for testing infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Large-Scale Proteomics Drives Disease Research
Driving Disease Research and Therapeutics with Large-Scale Proteomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team, SomaLogic | Mar 8, 2022
Explore how technology enables large-scale proteomics for biomarker discovery and clinical application.
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Blood-Based Epigenetic Screen Tests for Diabetes Complications
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers could accurately detect life-threatening vascular complications in type 2 diabetes patients by analyzing hydroxymethylated cytosines in freely circulating DNA.
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New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 21, 2019
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.
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A Guide for High-Throughput Screens with Pluripotent Stem Cells
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Miltenyi Biotec | Oct 29, 2021
Experts discuss reliable high-throughput workflows for PSC-derived cellular screens
HEEL PRICK
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Ashley Yeager | Jul 15, 2019
Robert Guthrie’s blood test for the metabolic disorder phenylketonuria launched a worldwide movement to screen every baby for the disease soon after birth.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
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AI Helps Predict Winners and Losers in Clinical Trials
Roni Dengler, PhD | Aug 3, 2021
Pradipta Ghosh has plans to revolutionize the drug discovery pipeline.
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Prenatal Sequencing for Some Autism Genes May Soon Be Available
Jessica Wright | Apr 22, 2019
Two studies, taken together, imply that sequencing can identify a genetic cause for ultrasound abnormalities in roughly 10 percent of cases.
Image of the Day: Cancer Spheroid
The Scientist Staff | May 15, 2018
3-D balls of cells can be used to screen for potential cancer drugs.
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Technique Talk: ELISA Tips and Tricks
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 14, 2021
Learn to optimize ELISA experiments in this workshop.
Human Cancer Drugs May Be Effective in Tasmanian Devils
Shawna Williams | Apr 9, 2018
A new study reveals similarities between the transmissible cancers that infect the endangered marsupials, and hints at ways to treat them.
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
The Scientist's LabTalk Podcast - Episode 2
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 20, 2020
Surviving Stress: The mysteries of neuronal survival and neurodegeneration
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.