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.

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

Antibody Essentials Part 2: Antibody Diversity and Classification

Understanding how antibodies are made and the pros and cons of the different types of antibodies is ...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 14, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 1: Antibody Basics

As a scientist, you probably already appreciate the vital role of antibodies in research. You may al...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 7, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Immunology: Immunophenotyping Basics

Immunophenotyping is a technique that uses antibodies to allow the identification and quantification...
Chris S Jun 30, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neuroinflammation is the activation of an immune response in the central nervous system (CNS; brain ...
Chris S Jun 23, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Autophagy: Taking Out the Cellular Trash Has Widespread Therapeutic Implications

The term “autophagy” introduced by the biochemist Christian de Duve in 1963 is derived from the Gree...
Gary K. Jun 16, 2021 3:00:00 AM

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