A dark haired man is asleep on a grey couch under a darker grey blanket. A box of tissues is under his arm, and he is holding a tissue in one hand.
Why Do I Sleep So Much When I Am Sick?
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Nov 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Some elements of human immune systems serve important functions beyond fighting infections.
Image of cochlear implant and hearing aid.
Reversing Hearing Loss
Laura Tran, PhD | Nov 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Gene reactivation restored hearing after loss in mice, but the timing of intervention is key.
Smart Gateways into the Lab of the Future
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 2 min read
Neurobiologists, computer scientists, and engineers join forces to grow mini brains using automation and make their technologies smarter with artificial intelligence.
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Food for Thought: A Recipe for Regenerating Nerves
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Oct 23, 2023 | 3 min read
Al dente asparagus stalks may hold the key to successful neural stem cell therapy for repairing injured axons.
Infant hands holding bottle of milk on light blue floor background.
Myo-inositol in Human Breast Milk Improves Brain Connectivity
Charlene Lancaster, PhD | Oct 16, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers find that the sugar myo-inositol is abundant early in lactation and increases synapse size and abundance in the developing brain.
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The Scientist's Journal Club: Transcriptomics
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 2 min read
Scientists discuss their latest findings on immune cell dynamics, neurodegenerative disease risk factors, and rare cell types obtained from bulk and single cell RNA sequencing experiments.
Brain tumor on an MRI scan
Machine Learning for Predicting Glioblastoma Prognosis
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Oct 4, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers integrate scRNA-seq, spatial transcriptomics, and histology imaging data to show that spatial cellular architecture predicts glioblastoma prognosis.
Diagram tracking changes in gene expression
Ticker Tape Technology Records Cell History
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Oct 2, 2023 | 1 min read
Researchers developed a novel protein fiber that tracks transcriptional events over time in living cells. This could shine a light on gene regulation during development or after cellular perturbations.
Precision Medicine-Based Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury
Precision Medicine-Based Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury 
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Wang will discuss a precision medicine approach for treating traumatic brain injury which uses phenotype biomarkers to monitor disease course and develop novel therapies.
Fluorescently labeled neuron cell bodies in blue in the center compartment of a three-compartment microfluidic chamber grow through tiny grooves to enter the left and the right chambers, where they extend axons fibers, also shown in blue.
Visualizing Axon Pruning
Tiffany Garbutt, PhD | Oct 2, 2023 | 2 min read
During development, neurons trim hundreds of excess axons in an intricately coordinated destructive process.
a medusa-like jellyfish is shown in front of a black background.
The Origins of Hunger Regulation
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Oct 2, 2023 | 2 min read
A neuropeptide suppressed feeding in two evolutionarily distant species, suggesting that hunger regulation may go back to the roots of the tree of life.
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Starting with Human Cell Systems 
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Xitiz Chamling shares how advances in human stem cell and gene editing technologies fuel his drive for better multiple sclerosis drug screening platforms.
A three-dimensional rendered image of neuron cell network on black background.
Assembloids Unlock the Roles of Key Neurodevelopment Disease Genes
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Sep 27, 2023 | 3 min read
Brain-like tissue grown in a dish mimics critical periods for development and reveals how it can go wrong.
Epigenetic Marks May Cause Brain Tumor Formation
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Sep 19, 2023 | 3 min read
Scientists established an epigenetic mouse model for glioma, providing insight into how epigenetics can initiate cancer.
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Integrating Technologies into Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Thermo Fisher Scientific | 1 min read
Genetic analysis techniques give researchers the power to better understand, detect, and treat disease.
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A Rare Genetic Mutation Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease
Hannah Thomasy, PhD, Drug Discovery News | Sep 17, 2023 | 4 min read
Data from a highly resilient individual guided researchers to new potential therapeutic targets.
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2024 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Sep 14, 2023 | 10 min read
This year’s Breakthrough Prizes honor advances in CAR T cancer therapies, cystic fibrosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Understanding Brain Changes in Response to Extreme Environments
Understanding Brain Changes in Response to Extreme Environments
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Steven Jillings and Rachael Seidler will discuss the latest advances in understanding neuroplasticity and dysfunctional brain changes in response to spaceflight.
The image shows many neurons in culture expressing the glutamate reporter iGluSnFR3 in green.
Biosensors Illuminate Talk Between Neurons
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Sep 8, 2023 | 5 min read
First developed in 2013, a fluorescent indicator has evolved to enable precise glutamate tracking.
Chemical structures of DMT, Psilocybin and serotonin
Infographic: What a Trip
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Sep 8, 2023 | 2 min read
Researchers took a mind-bending trip to understand the connections between psychedelic compounds produced by fungi, plants, and humans.