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.

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2022 Preview

New year, same hustle. Are you ready to take on 2022? We are!
Here’s a sneak peek at the content we’re cooking for Lab Expectations this year.

Cancer is so prevalent in society that every month is attributed to awareness for some form of aberrant cell growth. This year we’ll look at each of these 12 cancers and at the research being done in that space. We'll also highlight key resources, signaling pathways, and relevant targets to those cancer types.

We’ll continue answering some of the common research questions that we see from scientists looking to explore new areas of interest or undertaking new experimental techniques. That dedication even has us filming experiments under the hood to capture some of the more intricate techniques that are difficult to put into words. Fans of the flow cytometry assay will love some of our upcoming content on assay optimization and using the right dyes for your specific application. Immunofluorescence fans will love our dive into multiplexing with conjugates and our look at subcellular localization.

It's difficult to identify every research area we'll address because, as always, we'll try to do it all: transfection tips, CRISPR, the latest research trends.

We will discuss some of the emerging CST antibodies that can make an immediate impact for researchers.  

We have data to share on our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, goals, and accomplishments.

We have collaborators working in labs around the world. They are excited to share their findings so far, to encourage others looking for similar answers, or to reinvigorate others pursuing their own investigations. After all, we’re all in this together.

Writing the preview post always has a frenetic feel. Looking at the full calendar, it’s easy to think… “Are we really going to publish all that?” To be honest, it can cause momentary panic. Does it all relate? Are we talking about the right stuff? In the end though, it’s encouraging. Isn’t this the most wondrous aspect of science? There are so many keen minds at work asking questions, some general, some so specific they are difficult to articulate. All these minds are working toward the common goal of a better life in a better tomorrow.

If anything, holding up a mirror to the research world should be a bit messy, a bit complicated, and in the end...hopefully beautiful.

Please join us for the ride. We’ll bring you our best work. We only ask that you do the same, wherever your bench might be.

Chris S
Chris S
Chris Sumner is the Editor-in-Chief of Lab Expectations. When he's not reading/writing about curing disease, he's hiking in the woods, playing guitar, or searching for the world's best lobster roll.

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