CST BLOG: Lab Expectations

The official blog of Cell Signaling Technology® (CST) where we discuss what to expect from your time at the bench, share tips, tricks, and information.

Why use viability dyes in flow cytometry experiments?

Viability dyes are widely used when counting and passaging cells, assessing chemical toxicity, and p...
Rob M Nov 17, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Rising Black Scientist Round Table

The Rising Black Scientists Awards were created by Cell Signaling Technology and Cell Press in 2020 ...
Chris S Nov 8, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Emerging Discoveries in ER-Phagy

Autophagy is a catabolic process for the disposal of cytoplasmic contents that are captured by doubl...
Gary K. Nov 3, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Metabolism and Disease

Metabolism plays a central role in many diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity...
Chris S Oct 27, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Tools for Screening and Quantifying Cells

Whether your heart is devoted to cardiac research, you’re excited to investigate neurodegenerative d...
Steve M Oct 20, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Tools for Modulating Cells

Cell behavior is a tightly regulated, finely tuned process where various different signals work toge...
Andrea T Oct 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Tools for Monitoring Cell State

Have you been wondering how to monitor a cell state or cellular response? From a basic research stan...
Andrea T Oct 6, 2021 3:00:00 AM

The Importance of Using a Validated Antibody Pair in a High-throughput Immunoassay

Over the years there have been numerous additions and variations to the original ELISA format includ...
Mark S Sep 29, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Using SignalScan to Investigate Infection and Immune Response

The highly contagious severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 or SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of ...
Charles F Sep 22, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Xenophagy: What you eat can’t hurt you

Xenophagy provides an important defense against foreign pathogens such as bacteria and viruses by ta...
Gary K. Sep 15, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 8: What Are My Chances?

The late nights, the writer’s block, the last harried review of all of the components is finished. T...
Tamar A. Sep 8, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 7: How to Interpret Summary Statement and Reviewer’s Critiques

You received your NIH scoring notice and hopefully 1) your grant got scored and 2) the number was go...
Tamar A. Sep 1, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 6: Budget Justification, Letters of Support, and More

Previous posts have dealt with a good many of the different parts of the grant application and deali...
Tamar A. Aug 25, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 5: Smaller Application Components

It is a certainty that you have now spent, or should have spent, the majority of your time working o...
Tamar A. Aug 18, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Understanding Mitophagy

Mitochondrial health is a complex, carefully regulated process involving pathways that determine mit...
Gary K. Aug 11, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 5: Important Considerations for Antibody Selection

As a researcher, you know that at a fundamental level, your experiments are geared to ask new questi...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Aug 4, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 4: Polyclonal vs Monoclonal Antibodies

In this blog, we are delving into some of the advantages and disadvantages of polyclonal and monoclo...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 28, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 3: How Antibody Technologies Evolved

Since the discovery of antibodies, decades of research and development have spurred technological ad...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 21, 2021 3:00:00 AM

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