Bacterial infections are responsible for one quarter of all deaths, a number that may rise with the alarming increase in multi-drug resistant strains.
Thriving tumors burn glucose and show up as bright spots on positron emission tomography screens.
For a while it looked as if proteomics' next frontier was the clinic, if one was to believe the hype surrounding a 2002 study from US Food and Drug Administration scientist Emanuel Petricoin III and National Cancer Institute scientist Lance Liotta.
Political, ethical, and family conflicts catapulted Terri Schiavo's case to international prominence earlier this year.
You've just cloned and sequenced a gene, but you don't know what it does.
that's the basic concept behind MALDI, an ionization technique developed in the late 1980s to enable mass spectrometric analysis of large biomolecules.
Jerry Radich is looking for a needle in a haystack, and he's counting on a microfluidics device to help him find it.
As a graduate student at Stanford University in the early 1990s, Jonathan Eisen convinced a friend with access to one of the first automated DNA sequencers to run 10,000 base pairs for him.
The late 1980s were heady days for molecular biologists.
When Art Ashkin, Steve Chu, and their colleagues at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ, first invented optical tweezers, they spent their days pushing around tiny, glass spheres.