Beat the Blues of Writing a Scientific Rebuttal

Posted by Neha G on Jan 18, 2017 3:00:00 AM

You are glaring at your computer screen with a million thoughts in your head. You just got back the reviewers’ comments on your first manuscript. You don’t know where to start or how to respond. You are angry, frustrated, but mostly confused. The manuscript was supposed to be perfect, how could anyone find anything wrong with it? What you might not realize is that this reaction is normal . . . 


Topics: Just for fun, Q&A

The Potential of Proteomics: A Clear Path to Discovery

Posted by Carolyn P on Jan 11, 2017 3:00:00 AM

Whether your lab is well-versed and equipped to do Mass Spec analysis in house or your lab has never considered setting up a proteomics experiment before, the Proteomics group at CST has a solution to help clear the way.  Click below to watch the video and learn more.


Topics: Proteomics, PTMScan, techniques

Sowing the Seeds of Research Success in Developing Countries

Posted by Claire S on Jan 4, 2017 3:00:00 AM


Boston is famous for the Red Sox, baked beans, and for having a distinctive accent. What you may not know is that it’s also renowned for its thriving scientific community. With hundreds of colleges, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston area, what better location for Seeding Labs a non-profit organization whose mission is to help talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research. With help from the community they provide these scientists with the resources they need but might not have access to, including lab equipment, training, and access to key influencers in their field.


Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Happy New Year!

Posted by Tara W on Dec 28, 2016 3:00:00 AM


Season's Greetings from CST!

Posted by Ken B on Dec 21, 2016 3:00:00 AM

The holiday season is traditionally marked by festive choral music, decorated cookies, and in recent years, ugly sweater contests. CST employees get to experience all three traditions at the same time at the company’s yearly Holiday Concert.


Topics: Just for fun

Why High Concentration doesn't always mean good Antibody Performance.

Posted by Carolyn P on Dec 14, 2016 3:00:00 AM

If you buy primary antibodies from different places, you may have noticed that many companies list the size of their products in micrograms per ml (i.e., by weight). You may have also noticed that CST does not - CST antibodies are listed by performance (e.g., 10 western blots) instead.


Topics: Antibody Performance, Primary Antibodies

A CST scientist's take on the SfN meeting.

Posted by Richard C on Dec 7, 2016 3:00:00 AM

This year’s Society for Neuroscience (SfN) was held in beautiful San Diego, CA. More than 30, 000 neuroscientists and vendors attended the annual meeting to share and discuss all topics neuroscience. Of course, neuroscience is a broad, multidisciplinary field ranging from molecules and neurons, to circuits and behavior. As an attendee, prioritizing the symposium talks and posters has always been a challenge, and this year’s meeting was no different.


Topics: Just for fun, Q&A, Neuroscience

Webinar | Key signaling pathways in cancer: Genomic Instability in Cancer

Posted by Carolyn P on Nov 30, 2016 3:00:00 AM


While it is well established that DNA damage can increase the risk of cancer, changes to the epigenome or the chromatin architecture are equally important. DNA damage triggers a redistribution of DNA-binding proteins around the site of damage, resulting in localized and temporary alteration of chromatin structure. However, repeated cycles of DNA damage and repair may lead to permanent changes in the epigenome, thereby promoting the onset of diseases such as cancer. This webinar will examine how we may be able to develop effective new therapeutic options for cancer treatment by targeting proteins responsible for chromatin modifications.


Topics: Cancer Immunology, Cancer Research, Webinars

Happy Thanksgiving from CST

Posted by Tara W on Nov 23, 2016 3:00:00 AM


Webinar | Key signaling pathways in cancer: Emerging trends in immunometabolism

Posted by Carolyn P on Nov 16, 2016 3:00:00 AM


Immune cells divide rapidly when mounting an immune response against a pathogen, for example, or when initiating a wound-healing response. To accommodate the increased energy requirements to mount the immune response, these cells may employ metabolic pathways similar to those engaged by cancer cells—pathways such as aerobic glycolysis. This correlation presents the intriguing possibility that understanding immune cell metabolism will provide new and actionable insights into the behavior of tumor cells. In this webinar, our expert speakers will explore how this phenomenon is being studied and describe how it could enable the development of new strategies in the fight against cancer. 


Topics: Cancer Immunology, Cancer Research, Webinars