techniques, neuroscience, microbiology
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Software that can separate signals from noise brings neuroscientists a step closer to understanding neurons’ patterns of communication.
Big Data in 3 Dimensions
Big Data in 3 Dimensions
Jim Daley | May 1, 2018
Viewing oncogenic mutations in 3-D showed that they cluster together on folded proteins.
Certain Glial Cells Appear to Help Prevent Muscle Fatigue
Certain Glial Cells Appear to Help Prevent Muscle Fatigue
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
The flow of calcium and potassium ions keeps muscles contracting in the diaphragms of neonatal mice, but if a key protein receptor is missing, fatigue sets in more quickly.
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018
A transgenic approach allows researchers to collect the organelles from specific cells in nematodes with unprecedented efficiency.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018
Selected rare-disease Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Book Excerpt from <em>The Power of Rare</em>
Book Excerpt from The Power of Rare
Victoria Jackson, Michael Yeaman | May 1, 2018
In chapter 4, “Building a Cure Machine,” author Victoria Jackson reveals the challenges in launching a foundation focused on funding research on a rare disease.
Ali&rsquo;s Journey
Ali’s Journey
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018
Ali Guthy, the daughter of cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson, discusses NMO, the rare autoimmune disease she suffers from.
Infographic: Getting Synapses Ready to Fire
Infographic: Getting Synapses Ready to Fire
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
A new study reveals more about the role of specialized Schwann cells at junctions between neurons and muscle cells.
Infographic: Isolating mitochondria from specific cell types
Infographic: Isolating mitochondria from specific cell types
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018
Adding a fusion gene to certain mitochondria in C. elegans enables researchers to collect and analyze them.
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
Scientists work out the specific genes and biochemical steps required for digesting the very drugs designed to kill microbes.