Revealing Peer Reviewer Identities Could Introduce Bias: Study
An analysis finds that reviewers are more likely to choose to be de-anonymized when their reviews are positive, suggesting instituting a fully open process might discourage negative feedback. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 27, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Harnessing novel technology and a non-profit model to meet the needs patients with ultra-rare diseases
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Source: The Scientist - October 27, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Can Saliva Replace Blood for DNA Collection and Analysis?
Saliva offers a less invasive and more cost-effective alternative for abundant high-quality DNA collection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 27, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Paleontologists Find Possible Dinosaur DNA
A report of preserved fragments of nuclei and chromatin in a fossilized femur of a 125-million-year-old Caudipteryx dinosaur elicits skepticism. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Autism-Linked Gene SYNGAP1 Molds Synaptic Plasticity, Learning
The finding may help to explain why people with SYNGAP1 mutations tend to have learning difficulties and a high tolerance for pain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Prosthetic Device Partially Restores Blind Biology Teacher's Vision
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. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Metabolomic Links Between Environmental Exposures and Human Health
Experts discuss how untargeted metabolomic studies connect environmental factors with human disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 25, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Early Successes Make CRISPR-Based Medicine a Possibility
CRISPR-Cas9 ’s molecular scissors—thus far limited to the lab bench—may soon find themselves at work directly in the human body. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 25, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

From Bench to Boardroom
Taking inspiration from her PhD research, Ana Moreno formed company where scientists use CRISPR to treat chronic pain (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 25, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Controlling Western Blot Quality and Compliance
Learn how to follow pharmaceutical industry regulations when performing western blot experiments from start to finish. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Charting a Path to Clean Laboratory Air
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Source: The Scientist - October 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Plants Use RNA to Talk to Neighbors
A study finds that plants sharing the same growth medium can exchange microRNAs that silence genes in the recipient, suggesting the nucleic acids may act as signaling molecules. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

University of Pittsburgh Faculty Unionize
The faculty voted 1511 to 612 to affiliate with United Steelworkers. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Understanding COVID ’s Long Game
Floyd Chilton and Thomas Bumol shine light on the pathways that SARS-CoV-2 hijacks to cause disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Stress-Induced Molecular Globs Boost Bacterial Fitness
Liquid conglomerations of molecules that form in bacterial cells in response to stress promote the cells’ survival, a study finds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Red Blood Cells Activate Innate Immune System
Researchers link the ability of the cells to bind and present DNA from pathogens and cell death to anemia, which is common in COVID-19, and immune activation. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 21, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Surgeons Successfully Transplant a Pig Kidney into a Person
The achievement bolsters hopes that nonhuman animals could be used to remedy the shortage of transplantable organs. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Sex of Fetus Affects Immune Response to COVID-19 During Pregnancy
Male placentas produce more proinflammatory molecules than female placentas, while people carrying male fetuses produce fewer antibodies in response to infection, a study finds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Thinking Digital: When qPCR Doesn ’t Make the Cut
Bio-Rad experts Eddy van Collenburg and J örg Bantin will discuss where your research can greatly benefit from using ddPCR rather than qPCR, as well as how to ensure a seamless transition to ddPCR. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Famous South African Sardine Run Doesn & rsquo;t Benefit Sardines: Study
An analysis suggests that a commercially important mass migration of fish may have no real adaptive value. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Genetic Risks for Depression Differ Between Ancestral Groups
A large genome-wide association study in East Asians uncovers novel genetic links to depression, calling attention to the consequences of underrepresentation of non-European groups in genetic... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Charting a Path to Clean Laboratory Air
Are you working with pathogens or volatiles? Use this flowchart to determine what safety cabinet or fume hood is necessary for any experimental situation. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Leading Japanese Primate Research Center is Closing
Kyoto University is shuttering its Primate Research Institute after its director was dismissed for misuse of funding. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 19, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Mice that Survive Infection Pass on Stronger Immunity
Offspring of animals subjected to a real or simulated pathogen were more able to fend off disease, a study finds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

High-Throughput Solutions for Lead Candidate Discovery
New technologies allow researchers to scale up assays for cellular functions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

High-Quality Screening and Target Validation During Drug Development
Drew Adams will discuss his work developing therapeutics that promote remyelination for neurological diseases. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Nearly three dozen of Mexico ’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Dotmatics partners with RockStep Solutions to provide an integrated solution for digitalized in vivo drug discovery
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Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

VectorBuilder and Landau enter into strategic partnership to establish world & rsquo;s first primate gene therapy R & amp;D center
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Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

What Research Says About the CDC's New 3-Foot Quarantine Rule
The CDC now suggests that only children who were within 3 feet, not 6 feet, of an infected student should quarantine, provided they were masked in a classroom. Does the science support this change? (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Understanding Cancer Evolution Through the Lens of Single Cell Genomics
Nicholas Navin and Lars Velten discuss sampling, sequencing, and tracing single cells to study how cancer cells adapt to various environments. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Improving Reproducibility with Automated Liquid Handling
Automated liquid handling reduces manual labor and improves precision, reproducibility, and throughput. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Research Products Blog Source Type: news

How Commensal Gut Bacteria Keep Pathogens in Check
Recent studies describe how resident microbiota appear to outcompete unwelcome visitors, either with superior weaponry or by guzzling up local resources.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Sound Waves Aid Brain Tumor Treatment
In a small clinical study, focusing ultrasound beams on tumors in patients ’ brains helped open the blood-brain barrier to facilitate drug delivery. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal & rsquo;s Brain
Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 13, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Repurposed Drug Reverses Signs of Alzheimer's in Mice, Human Cells
Researchers say they hope to launch a clinical trial to test bumetanide, a diuretic approved in 2002, but how it might improve neural functioning is unclear. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Undruggable - A Special 3-Part Q & A Series
Join us for a Q&A webinar event and explore Undruggable, a special edition podcast series produced by The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and brought to you by Amgen (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars Source Type: news

Understanding Immune Cell Function in Cancer
Explore how scientists characterize immune cell functional behavior in response to cancer, and how they harness this information for therapeutic purposes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

Enhancing the Quality and Reproducibility of Western Blot Data
Follow a few simple steps to produce publication-worthy western blots. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Undruggable - A Special 5-Part Podcast Series
Welcome to Undruggable, a special edition podcast series produced by The Scientist ’s Creative Services Team. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Podcasts Source Type: news

Understanding the Complexity of Cancer with Cryo-EM
Explore how researchers use cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to identify how mutations affect protein signaling and function through structural or conformational changes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

Chinchilla Supplier Loses License over Animal Welfare Violations
Moulton Chinchilla Ranch, the main US source of the animals for research, had a years-long history of disturbing findings in USDA inspections. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak
Ebola virus was detected in samples from a child who died last week, the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Health announce. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s Risk Gene Paradoxically Protects Against Memory Loss
A new study links a variant of the apolipoprotein E gene called APOE ?4 to better memory in older age, even in the presence of amyloid plaques —a possible explanation for the variant’s persistence... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Fish Poop a Big Player in Ocean Carbon Sequestration
A modeling study estimates that by drastically reducing fish biomass over the past century, industrial fishing may be affecting ocean chemistry, nutrient fluxes, and carbon cycling as much as climate... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How Lung Cancer Develops in People Who Have Never Smoked
More and more people who have never smoked tobacco are developing lung cancer. A new genomic analysis revealed that an accumulation of natural mutations led to the disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Gut-Brain Axis Development Influences Brain Damage in Extremely Premature Infants
An overgrowth of bacteria in the gut predicted brain injury in preemies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Article Source Type: news

Neuroscientist Nadia Chaudhri Dies at 43
Knowingly facing the end of her life, she raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for underrepresented students in higher education. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Warm-Water Species Remain 5 Years Post-Heatwave
Five years after largest marine heatwave on record hit northern California coast, many warm-water species have stuck around. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news