US Moves to Drop Visa Fraud Charges Against Chinese Researchers
The scientists were arrested last summer for allegedly hiding or falsifying information about their affiliations with the Chinese military. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
In a first, patients who hadn’t been treated with antifungals were found to carry Candida auris impervious to all three available classes of the drugs. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Predictions of Most Human Protein Structures Made Freely Available
The AlphaFold program from AI firm DeepMind has amassed a huge database of protein structures from humans and model organisms. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How the Second mRNA Vaccine Bolsters Immunity
A study looks beyond T and B cell responses to show how the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits a strong innate immune response. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How to Remove Impurities from Lab Water
Measuring volatile organic compounds requires pure water. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Form Determines Function: Insights from Structural Biology
Researchers use diverse tools to analyze protein structures. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Accelerating qPCR Set-Up with Automated Pipetting
How electronic pipettes and pipetting robots can streamline qPCR set-up for faster and more reproducible results (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Into the Mind of Human ’s Best Friend: Using fMRI to Study Canine Cognition
Gregory Berns discusses training dogs to undergo fMRI scans to better understand their brains. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

How Laboratory Testing Supports Clinical Trials
Explore the importance of histology and biomarker evaluation for oncology clinical trials. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Retinal Activity Prepares Blind Newborn Mice for Vision
Spontaneous waves of nerve impulses flowing across the retina help mouse pups practice motion detection for when they eventually open their eyes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How Early-Morning Light Exposure Makes Mice Less Depressed
A light-sensitive gene involved in regulating the body clock may also influence mood, mediating the effect of light. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Bacterial Infections Disrupt Flies' Sense of Smell
The temporary loss of olfaction stops the flies from eating any more of whatever it is that made them sick. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Hawai ‘i Legislature Terminates Tenured Professor’s Position
Thanks to administrative shuffling, professor Carl-Wilhelm Vogel remains employed at the University of Hawai ‘i despite the removal of his position in the new state budget, but the university’s... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it ’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Careers Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Australian Research Faces Impending Scarcity of Lab Rodents
The Australian biomedical research community is stunned by the announced wind-down of the country's biggest supplier of mice and rats. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 20, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Undone Proteins Take Out Bladder Cancer
An unfolded protein found in human milk shows promise in early clinical trials to treat bladder cancer. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 20, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Researchers Find DNA "Borgs" in Methane-Chomping Archaea
Massive extrachromosomal elements named after the hive-minded cyborg villains in Star Trek may be the first of their kind. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 20, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Homing Technology Delivers Therapy to Cancerous Bone
A clever approach to modifying already existing cancer therapies may be a game changer for treating metastatic breast cancer. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Of Guidelines and Gatekeepers: Reproducibility in Flow Cytometry
Guidelines and built-in safeguards ensure the reproducibility of flow cytometry data. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Analyzing Biological Systems with Flow Cytometry
Single-cell analysis provides a superior view of heterogeneous cell populations. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Humans Can Survive Without Key Autophagy Gene
Loss of the protein ATG7 is fatal in mice, but not always for people—although it is linked to human neurodevelopmental disorders, researchers report. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cross-Resistance: One Cancer Therapy Can Undermine the Next
Targeted cancer therapy may jeopardize the effectiveness of subsequent immunotherapy by reducing dendritic cell numbers and activation, according to study of mice and patient samples. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Disconnects between end users and architects create additional costs and suboptimal design decisions. Here's how to rectify that. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Mapping Neuronal Gene Expression to Understand Pain
Ted Price, Diana Tavares-Ferreira, and Stephanie Shiers discuss how mapping gene expression at the neuronal level provides insight into pain mechanisms and anti-pain drug development. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Australian Beetles Walk on the Underside of Water's Surface
Watch one scurry around upside down in a remarkably unusual form of locomotion. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

My Daughter's First Pet —the Next Big Model Organism?
Bettas were likely the first fish welcomed into human homes. Now, scientists are welcoming them into the lab to learn how genes dictate their appearance and behavior. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

US House Committee Proposes Increases to Research Funding
Although many of the spending increases are less than what the Biden administration had requested, the draft legislation calls for a boost in spending for agencies like NASA, the National Institutes... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Antibiotic-Linked Antibody Attacks Cancer ’s Sinister Neighbor Cells
An unexpected and unprecedented finding may lead to improved cancer therapies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Encouraging Digital Laboratory Management Solutions
A cloud-based platform enables researchers to effectively manage their laboratories. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Research Products Blog Source Type: news

Microbial Fossils Found in 3.4-Billion-Year-Old Subseafloor Rock
The material, now part of an African mountain range, bolsters the idea that hydrothermal veins supported early forms of life. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Cell Sorting for Single-Cell Applications
Karen Ersland and Rachael Sheridan discuss how flow cytometry contributes to single-cell applications, from cloning to sequencing. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Virologist and Former HHMI President Purnell Choppin Dies at 91
Choppin drastically expanded the institute during his tenure in the 1980s and '90s. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Tiny Hitchhikers Reveal Turtles' Movements and Foraging Ecology
Microscopic creatures called epibionts that live on sea turtles' shells can help researchers understand their secretive lives. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Religion on the Brain
Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

The Impact of Influenza
Richard Webby and Edward Hutchinson discuss influenza viruses —the development of new strains, how they mediate virulence, and their threat to human society. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

The Impact of Influenza
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Giving Sweat the Respect It Deserves
Not only is the humble fluid a boon for keeping humans cool, it also contains a wealth of biological information. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Sodas, Lemon Juice Cause False Positives in Rapid COVID-19 Tests
Lateral flow tests for COVID-19 can be very accurate and specific when used as directed, but introducing acidic fluids can cause the tests ’ detecting antibodies to clump, which may read as a positive... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Mice Plague Eastern Australia in Record Numbers
A population explosion that began late last year has yet to abate. Meanwhile, researchers are exploring novel approaches to combat the nonnative species. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

High Performance Ion Mobility Spectrometry for Chemical Detection
Highlighting the potential of HPIMS in drug manufacturing (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Tackling Brain Imaging's Replication Problem
Researchers who spoke with Spectrum say that while brain imaging tools have their limitations, they still hold promise in helping to unlock the brain's secrets. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 9, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Human Blood Harbors Cell-Free Microbial DNA
After controlling for high levels of bacterial contamination in their lab and reagents, researchers detect microbial genetic material in plasma samples from healthy people and cancer patients. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 9, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

AI Controls Laser-Guided Robot Worms
Automated control of light-responsive nematode worms marks the first foray into the development of multicellular, biorobotic organisms. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Rice-based Cholera Vaccine Induces Antibodies in Small Trial
Immune-response levels to the edible vaccine varied among the subjects, possibly due to differences in the gut microbiome. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

VectorBuilder and Univercells Technologies announce strategic partnership for optimized custom viral vector production
(Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Phoseon Technology Builds the World & #39;s Largest UVC LED Disinfection System to Date
Designed to Inactivate RNase A in Covid-19 RT-PCR test kits (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Conducting research to elucidate nature ’s mysteries is reward enough. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news