SpeakEasy Science Blog

Impact of polysialylation in breast cancer outcomes

In this post we highlight a recent work from the University of British Columbia on the role of polySia, CD56, and polysialyltransferases in the breast tumor microenvironment.

September 28, 2022

Finding a niche in the pursuit of justice

Learn about Jina Yi, a grad student getting her Master's degree in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

September 21, 2022

How to protect your tissue from photobleaching

This blog post will walk you through strategies in four different categories to protect your immunofluorescent tissue section from photobleaching.

September 14, 2022

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month: Understanding blood cancers

To highlight the fight against these malignant blood cancer types, we will walk you through recent research publications that shed light on the complex mechanisms behind lymphoma and leukemia.

September 7, 2022

Hope for Spinal Muscular Atrophy through different research approaches

Spinal muscular atrophy is a serious genetic condition that results in the degeneration of motor neurons. Learn about research being performed to contribute to better outcomes.

August 24, 2022

From dermatology to biofilm and beyond

Marna Ericson's 14-year-old son was sick with a debilitating infectious disease. He saw over 50 doctors with no answers until a colleague suggested she see a veterinarian about Bartonella. From there, Marna has immersed herself in research to tackle the mysteries of vector-borne pathogens. Don’t miss her inspiring story.

August 17, 2022

How to choose antifade mounting media

As far as antifade mounting media go, one-size-fits-all solutions are few and far between. Here, we break down key factors you should consider when choosing the best antifade mounting medium for your experiment.

August 10, 2022

A behind-the-scenes look at the development of Glysite Scout

Glysite Scout Glycan Screening Kits, Immunofluorescence is the newest product from Vector Laboratories. We sat down with Senior Scientist August Estabrook to learn more about the development of this brand-new product.

August 3, 2022

How to use Glysite Scout Glycan Screening Kits

This how-to blog post will show you how to use the GlysiteTM Scout Glycan Screening Kit—regardless of which fluorophore your kit comes with. The post will walk you through everything from how to prepare and stain your slides through mounting your finished result

July 27, 2022

The Importance of Lectin and Glycan Binding Specificity

In this blog post, we will walk you through what exactly lectins are, how they bind to glycans, why this process is important, how to understand this process, and many other insights to help you leverage lectins in your research.

July 20, 2022