If you thought transposons were mere genetic curiosities, think again.
The atomic-force microscope (AFM) was developed 20 years ago, but only recently has it become a significant tool for biologists.
Richard Houlston works at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, UK, where he searches for genes that confer susceptibility to disease.
Short of sticking electrodes directly into an organism's brain, scientists looking to image neural signaling in living systems have few options.
Irene Pepperberg, a Harvard University research associate who studies cognition and communication in African grey parrots, has moved her lab four times since 1984.
So, you've been working with small animals and you want to move up to larger experimental models.
NASA scientists, in conjunction with Guava Technologies of Hayward, Calif., recently announced a compact prototype flow cytometer that functions in zero-gravity, for use aboard the International Space Station.
Although she died when the Roman Empire ruled her native land, a five-year-old Egyptian child named Sherit is nevertheless pushing the envelope in high-tech medicine.
Gadget freaks love to "mod" their toys, and protein engineers are no exception.
Microarrays present researchers with something of a catch-22: In order to find something, you have to know what you're looking for.