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.

Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Transporters

What is neurotransmission? Neurons are central nervous system (CNS) cells that receive and transmit ...
Chris S May 19, 2021 3:00:00 AM

The Role of Neural and Glial Cell Markers

The central nervous system (CNS) is composed of highly specialized cells, each playing a key role in...
Chris S Apr 14, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Which Antibody-Based Techniques Can Be Used to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases?

In order to derive the most information from samples related to neurodegenerative disease, it is imp...
Chris S Mar 17, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Neurodegeneration: Tau Protein and Neurofibrillary Tangles

Tau is a microtubule-associated protein expressed predominantly in the parts of the brain that funct...
Chris S Feb 10, 2021 3:00:00 AM

What Is Neurodegenerative Disease?

Neurodegeneration is marked by the progressive loss of neuronal function and structure leading to co...
Chris S Jan 20, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Chasing Tau-biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease Part 2

The big question is: what plasma biomarker(s) could be used to accurately predict the severity of Al...
Antonio V and Lei L Jan 13, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Chasing Tau-biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease Part 1

Dementia is an inevitable burden for many humans, prevailing under a broad umbrella not only in neur...
Antonio V and Lei L Dec 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Taking Out the Mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease marked by loss of dopaminergic neurons in th...
Richard C and Yiying Z Jul 31, 2019 3:15:00 AM

If I could only see what’s going on inside your brain...

For generations of neuroscientists, using immunohistochemistry to study the brain in its anatomical ...
Richard C Jun 5, 2019 3:15:00 AM

ApoE4 and the Insulin Receptor — It's a Trap!

You might be surprised to learn that diabetes, a metabolic disease, may be linked to the neurodegene...
Richard C Aug 1, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Still in the Dark: AMD Patients Wait for Answers

In Mr. D’s sophomore English class, almost no subject was taboo or off limits. Even with our class p...
Chris S Apr 11, 2018 3:15:00 AM

SfN 2017 Recap: Lonely Neuron No More

In Nov 2017, over 30,000 neuroscientists gathered in Washington D.C. to talk all things brain at the...
Richard C Dec 13, 2017 3:10:00 AM

Journal Club: TREM2 Opens a Rabbit Hole of Questions for Alzheimer’s Researchers

It's almost time for the 2017 Society for Neuroscience meeting. To get your neurons excited for the ...
Richard C Nov 8, 2017 3:00:00 AM

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