Bacteriologist Melinda Grosser holds the book <em >House of Mirth&nbsp;</em>by Edith Wharton and an agar art plate that recreates the book cover.
Where Books Meet Bacteria
Niki Spahich, PhD | Apr 9, 2024 | 4 min read
Melinda Grosser combines her love of reading and microbiology in her unique Instagram account.
A person sitting in a laboratory writing notes with a pen in a notebook.
The Fundamentals of Academic Science Writing
Nathan Ni, PhD | Mar 25, 2024 | 5 min read
Writing is an essential skill for scientists, and learning how to write effectively starts with good fundamentals and lots of practice.
<em >The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist’s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist Staff | Mar 20, 2024 | 1 min read
Scientists discuss their latest findings on cell secretory states, synapse formation, and neurodegenerative disease.
<strong >How Cloud Labs and Remote Research Shape Science&nbsp;</strong>
How Cloud Labs and Remote Research Shape Science 
Priyom Bose, PhD | Mar 18, 2024 | 6 min read
Remote research via cloud labs makes it possible for scientists to conduct complex experiments from a distance.
Microscopic image of a live amoeba.
Illuminating Specimens Through Live Cell Imaging
Charlene Lancaster, PhD | Mar 14, 2024 | 8 min read
Live cell imaging is a powerful microscopy technique employed by scientists to monitor molecular processes and cellular behavior in real time.
Blue circles arranged in five rows connected by wavy blue lines.
Artificial Neural Networks: Learning by Doing
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 1, 2024 | 8 min read
Designed to mimic the brain itself, artificial neural networks use mathematical equations to identify and predict patterns in datasets and images.
Peer Profile Program
Peer Profile Program
The Scientist | Mar 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Scientists elevate other scientists, and we want to help! Recommend a researcher whose achievements inspire you. We’ll share the story.
Optimizing PCR: Proven Tips and Troubleshooting Tricks
Optimizing PCR: Proven Tips and Troubleshooting Tricks
Tanuka Biswas, PhD | Feb 23, 2024 | 10 min read
Scientists optimize PCR to ensure successful amplification and analysis.
A close up of several modular puzzle pieces.
Making Connections: Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Chemistry
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Feb 13, 2024 | 5 min read
Simple, quick, and modular reactions allow researchers to create useful molecular structures from a wide range of substrates.
An automated sampler that is collecting a sample from a sewer line.
Tracking Community Health Through Wastewater Surveillance
Charlene Lancaster, PhD | Feb 1, 2024 | 8 min read
By monitoring disease biomarkers within wastewater, researchers gain insight into disease prevalence within communities.
An Overview of High Throughput Screening
An Overview of High Throughput Screening
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Jan 2, 2024 | 5 min read
High throughput screening (HTS) relies on liquid handling devices, robotics, plate readers, and data processing software to automatically test a large number of biological, genetic, chemical, or pharmacological samples. 
<h1 >Precision Medicine: A New Era in Cancer Therapy</h1>
Precision Medicine: A New Era in Cancer Therapy
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Dec 15, 2023 | 6 min read
Precision medicine helps clinicians tailor individual treatments, addressing genetic mutations, tumor microenvironment variations, and therapeutic resistance.
A ballpoint pen placed on top of a notebook that is sitting on top of a laptop keyboard.
Why Scientific Communication Matters for Manuscripts
Nathan Ni, PhD | Dec 12, 2023 | 4 min read
Scientists are beginning to recognize the importance of being able to effectively communicate their findings.
3D structural model of a Cas protein and sgRNA targeting and unwinding DNA for gene editing.
CRISPR Gene Editing: Cas9 and Beyond
Johanna Pruller, PhD and Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Nov 29, 2023 | 7 min read
Researchers create and improve CRISPR-Cas mediated gene editing technologies based on prokaryotic CRISPR systems and eukaryotic DNA repair mechanisms.
Conceptual retro image of a man wearing a silly mind reading gadget on his head, holding a pencil, and writing his thoughts down in a notebook.
What's Your Story? Ideas and Discoveries Worth Sharing
The Scientist | Nov 29, 2023 | 3 min read
A new writing contest provides life scientists with a platform to try their hands at science journalism, tell their science stories, develop their communication skills, and publish their work.
Close up image of an open notebook with blank pages, a computer keyboard, and a pen.
What's Your Story? Competition Guidelines and Writing Tips
The Scientist | Nov 29, 2023 | 7 min read
Enter for a chance to have your story published on The Scientist’s website! 
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What's Your Story?
The Scientist | Nov 29, 2023 | 2 min read
Enter our new writing contest. The winners’ stories will be published on The Scientist’s website! 
Aging and Cancer
Aging and Cancer
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Nov 14, 2023 | 6 min read
The relationship between aging and cancer is complex, with several shared underlying mechanisms. 
A blood test tube with the label &lsquo;cfDNA Screening&ndash;Test&rsquo;, held in a hand wearing blue gloves.
The Basics and Applications of Cell-Free DNA 
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Nov 8, 2023 | 5 min read
Found circulating in peripheral blood, scientists use cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to assess genetic abnormalities, infections, cancer, transplant rejection, and cardiovascular disease.
A scientist loads a 96-well plate containing qPCR reactions into a thermal cycler for DNA amplification and detection.
Insights into qPCR: Protocol, Detection Methods, and Analysis
Tanuka Biswas, PhD | Nov 8, 2023 | 6 min read
Learn about quantitative PCR (qPCR), including its fundamentals, common applications, modes of detection, and key quantification methods.