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2022 Top 10 Innovations
2022 Top 10 Innovations
This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.
2022 Top 10 Innovations
2022 Top 10 Innovations

This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.

This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.

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Last Chance to Enter Our Annual Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist Staff | Jul 11, 2022 | 1 min read
There is only one week remaining to submit your new product to vie for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2022 competition.
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Stanford to Launch New Climate Change School This Fall
Amanda Heidt | May 5, 2022 | 4 min read
The launch of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability—the first new school at the university in 70 years—comes thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from a venture capitalist and his wife.
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Brush Up: High Throughput Sequencing Technologies
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | 1 min read
High throughput sequencing is a versatile technology that revolutionized the field of genetics.
Howard Berg wearing glasses, looking at the camera with his lab in the background
Biophysicist Howard Berg Dies at 87
Lisa Winter | Mar 22, 2022 | 2 min read
His research uncovered secrets of motility in E. coli.
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Altruism in Birds? Magpies Have Outwitted Scientists by Helping Each Other Remove Tracking Devices
Dominique Potvin | Feb 22, 2022 | 4 min read
It was the first time a bird has removed a tracking device, and the second time a bird species showed cooperative “rescue” behavior.
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A Brave New World for Spatial Genomics in Cancer Research
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 3 min read
A new CRISPR screening technology allows scientists to recreate tumor heterogeneity in vivo and study how it affects all aspects of cancer biology.
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Researchers Train Goldfish to “Drive”
Chloe Tenn | Jan 12, 2022 | 6 min read
The Scientist spoke with cognitive neuroscientist Ronen Segev about how he taught goldfish to maneuver a moveable tank over land toward a visual target.
Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Book Excerpt from Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Marcelo Gleiser | Dec 1, 2021 | 4 min read
In the introduction, editor Marcelo Gleiser establishes the need for dialogue across the science-humanities divide in academia.
Don Ingber discusses how organ-on-a-chip technology helps identify, study, and combat viral variants that could cause the next pandemic.
The Scientist Speaks - Preventing the Next Pandemic with Organ Chips
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 1 min read
Don Ingber discusses how organ-on-a-chip technology helps identify, study, and combat viral variants that could cause the next pandemic.
Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Opinion: Bridging the Intellectual Divide
Marcelo Gleiser | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
To solve modern problems, we must integrate the sciences and the humanities and think across these traditionally disparate disciplines.
Top 10 Innovations 2021
2021 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2021 | 10+ min read
The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us. Biomedical innovation has rallied to address that pressing concern while continuing to tackle broader research challenges.
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Keeping Pace With SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
Eugene Koonin and Eric Niederkofler discuss novel technologies to improve viral mutation surveillance.
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Prosthetic Device Partially Restores Blind Biology Teacher’s Vision
Lisa Winter | Oct 26, 2021 | 2 min read
With the help of special glasses that interface with electrodes embedded in her brain, Berna Gomez was able to read letters and distinguish shapes for the first time in 16 years.
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US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jun 9, 2021 | 2 min read
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 12
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Decoding Smell: Demystifying Human Disease and Behavior
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Experts Predict the Hottest Life Science Tech in 2021 and Beyond
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2021 | 7 min read
Last year’s Top 10 Innovations judges look into their crystal balls.
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Top Technical Advances of 2020
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2020 | 3 min read
The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.
Traceable, Reliable, and Reproducible Science: TRACKMAN® Connected
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
TRACKMAN® Connected is a tablet with accessories and apps that makes pipetting faster and more verifiable, which improves reliability, traceability, and reproducibility at the bench.  
2020 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020 | 10+ min read
From a rapid molecular test for COVID-19 to tools that can characterize the antibodies produced in the plasma of patients recovering from the disease, this year’s winners reflect the research community’s shared focus in a challenging year.
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