Introducing the First Rising Black Scientists Awards Recipients

Posted by Chris S on Feb 24, 2021 3:00:00 AM

We’re excited to present the first-ever Rising Black Scientists Awards recipients. This will be an annual prize, and while we look forward to awarding many other worthy recipients in the future, there’s something extra special about celebrating the first.


Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Neurodegeneration: Tau Protein and Neurofibrillary Tangles

Posted by Chris S on Feb 10, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Tau is a microtubule-associated protein expressed predominantly in the parts of the brain that function to stabilize axonal microtubules. Tau exists as 8 different isoforms and can be phosphorylated at a number of unique sites, which, in turn, decreases its ability to bind microtubules. While Tau is phosphorylated in normal, healthy brain, it becomes hyperphosphorylated in neurodegenerative diseases, including AD.


Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegeneration

Introduction to Metabolism

Posted by Chris S on Feb 3, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Cellular metabolism encompasses all of the chemical processes that occur within cells to maintain homeostasis and, in total, define their energetic status. These include biomolecular synthesis (anabolism) and biomolecular breakdown (catabolism).


Topics: Metabolism

What Is Neurodegenerative Disease?

Posted by Chris S on Jan 20, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Neurodegeneration is marked by the progressive loss of neuronal function and structure leading to cognitive disabilities such as dementia. Neurodegenerative diseases are caused, in part, by the death of neurons and the homeostasis of glia and are associated with aging. Neurodegenerative diseases may occur due to age: Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD); or due to genetic mutations which impact CNS cell function: Huntington's disease (HD), early onset AD or PD, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegeneration

2021 Preview

Posted by Chris S on Jan 6, 2021 3:00:00 AM

It’s the start of another exciting year of Lab Expectation articles. What can you expect from us in 2021?


Seeding Labs Gives Old Lab Equipment a Second Life

Posted by Chris S on Sep 23, 2020 3:00:00 AM

As stewards of the planet, we’re always trying to find ways to reduce our corporate carbon footprint and offset the environmental damage done through research. Operating a lab requires a lot of electricity: powering the freezers, microscopes, autostainers, and so much more. It all adds up. If you’re like us, you also want to find a way to give back, beyond the good that your research provides.


Topics: Sustainability

The Science Behind Sampler Kits

Posted by Chris S on Apr 29, 2020 3:00:00 AM

If one were asked to describe a Cell Signaling Technology (CST) antibody sampler kit, we would totally understand an answer like, “it’s an assortment of antibodies.” Honestly, on its face, that answer isn’t exactly wrong. It just makes the process seem a little random. Especially considering the reality:


Topics: Antibody Performance, Primary Antibodies

2020 CiteAb Awards

Posted by Chris S on Mar 11, 2020 7:53:58 AM

We’re honored to win two CiteAb awards in 2020: Antibody Supplier of the Decade and Antibody Supplier Succeeding in Alzheimer’s Research. CST was also highly commended as an ELISA Kit Supplier to Watch in 2020. It’s always nice to be recognized for your work. In this case, it’s especially sweet because both efforts are near and dear to our hearts.


Topics: Antibody Performance

Introduction to the Hallmarks of Antibody Validation

Posted by Chris S on Jan 15, 2020 3:00:00 AM

Antibodies are essential reagents that support all levels of scientific research. Used in a multitude of applications to identify, quantify, and isolate specific target biomolecules, they have recently become the focus of intense scrutiny for their contribution to the ongoing reproducibility crisis.


Topics: Antibody Performance, Antibody Validation

Coming to Lab Expectations in 2020

Posted by Chris S on Jan 1, 2020 3:15:00 AM

            The start of a new year is always a crazy time. There’s plenty to look back on and celebrate, things to anticipate, and of course there are opportunities for improvement. What do we look forward to in 2020? We’re about to celebrate our 5th blog anniversary! It’s hard to believe that Lab Expectations is five years old.


Topics: Science Education

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