A cross-section of mouse brain showing the locus coeruleus in fluorescent green
Hormone Sobers Up Drunken Mice: Study
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Mar 8, 2023 | 3 min read
A hormone naturally induced by alcohol consumption accelerates the recovery of mice after binge drinking by activating neurons involved in arousal and alertness.
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Psychedelics Slip Past Cell Membranes When Treating Depression
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Feb 24, 2023 | 4 min read
The antidepressant properties of hallucinogenic drugs may stem from their ability to bind to intracellular serotonin receptors, a study suggests.
Learn How Multiomics Drives Biotherapeutic Discovery and Development
Advancing Biotherapeutics with Multiomics
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Tecan | 1 min read
Explore how biomolecular processes drive health and disease.
Dead shark on concrete
Researchers Make Alternatives to Shark-Sourced Vaccine Ingredient
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 22, 2023 | 3 min read
Synthetic variations of squalene, which is used to boost immune responses, could make vaccines more effective while reducing fisheries for struggling sharks.
RSV vaccine design concept art
RSV Vaccines That Work?
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Feb 16, 2023 | 10+ min read
Multiple candidates are in Phase 3 clinical trials for older adults and pregnant women, with some getting close to approval in the United States.
Patient-derived colon organoids from a healthy individual
Generating Mini-Guts for Drug Screening
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | 4 min read
Human gut organoids facilitate precise disease modeling and power high-throughput drug development efforts.
A mother mouse breastfeeds her offspring
Fast-Acting Nonhormonal Male Birth Control Prevents Pregnancy in Mice
Katherine Irving | Feb 15, 2023 | 5 min read
The “on demand” drug immobilizes sperm rather than limit their production, preventing 100 percent of pregnancies in an experiment.
A 3D medical illustration of a human heart with a cardiogram in the foreground and a blue background that includes DNA helices.
Connecting the Complexities of Heart Failure and Aging
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Feb 13, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers learned how IGFBP7, a senescence signaling protein and biomarker, promotes cardiac remodeling and cellular aging.
Learn about rapid cell screening for antibody therapeutic discovery
The Future of Antibody Discovery for Biotherapeutics
Sartorius | 1 min read
Modern screening methods help usher in a new age of antibody therapeutics. 
Learn How Researchers Make the Most of Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy
Viral Vector Platforms for Gene Therapy
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | Feb 9, 2023 | 1 min read
In both the laboratory and clinic, scientists harness viral genetic transfer capabilities to develop gene therapies that modulate cellular function.
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Drugs Hitch a Ride on Algae for Targeted Delivery
Holly Barker, PhD | Feb 1, 2023 | 3 min read
A new microrobot uses algae to transport antibiotics into the lungs of mice with pneumonia.
Learn how AI Advances Science 
Breaking Through Big Data Bottlenecks
Tecan | 1 min read
Discover how machine learning helps scientists accelerate their research.  
Illustration showing microscopic algae swim through mouse lungs and deliver nanoparticles of an antibiotic attached to their surfaces
Infographic: Algae Robots Transport Antibiotics to Infected Tissues
Holly Barker, PhD | Feb 1, 2023 | 1 min read
Microscopic algae dotted with drug-filled nanoparticles may offer a more effective means of treatment than traditional delivery methods.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm
Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice
Katherine Irving | Jan 26, 2023 | 3 min read
Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Learn about establishing a Gene Therapy Manufacturing Strategy 
Considerations for Gene Therapy Manufacturing Strategies
Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
Discover tips for setting up and optimizing adeno-associated virus production.
2022 Top 10 Innovations 
2022 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 12, 2022 | 10+ min read
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.
Artist’s rendition of neural connections, with inactive neurons in the background
Ketamine Flips a “Switch” in Mice’s Brain Circuitry: Study
Andy Carstens | Dec 9, 2022 | 6 min read
After injecting moderate doses of the dissociative anesthetic into the animals, previously “awake” brain cells go dark, and those that had been dormant suddenly light up.
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The Importance of Growth Factor Quality in Organoid Cultures
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Sino Biological | 3 min read
Optimizing organoid growth using pure, highly active, and consistent growth factors.
An excited-looking toddler crawls towards toys while her mother watches on.
Doctors Treat a Rare Genetic Condition Before Patient Is Born
Dan Robitzski | Nov 10, 2022 | 2 min read
Thanks to continued weekly medications, a 16-month-old girl shows no symptoms of a severe genetic disease that typically kills children before they turn two.
magic mushrooms on a while background
Psilocybin Relieves Some Treatment-Resistant Depression Cases: Trial
Shawna Williams | Nov 3, 2022 | 2 min read
The research has caveats, including side effects and a lack of durability in the benefits of a single dose.