Ruth Williams

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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells

By | September 10, 2015

Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.

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Mapping Corti

By | September 3, 2015

The inner ear organ, from macro to micro

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Inner Ear Cartography

By | September 1, 2015

Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.

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Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener

By | August 28, 2015

Scientists have developed an interlocking cell scaffold for easy building and dismantling of tissues.

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Gene Expression in a Drop

By | August 1, 2015

Tens of thousands of individual cells can have their transcriptomes analyzed simultaneously thanks to two new techniques.

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Single-Unit Synthetic Ribosome

By | July 29, 2015

Scientists build a specialized ribosome with linked subunits that can translate designer transcripts in bacteria.

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AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation

By | July 24, 2015

Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.

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Mini Brains Model Autism

By | July 16, 2015

Patient-derived organoids reveal autism spectrum disorder–associated anomalies.

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How to Make a New Species

By | July 1, 2015

Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.

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The Brain on Fear

By | June 25, 2015

Scientists uncover the neurons in the mouse brain responsible for linking the sight of a looming object to scared behavior.

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