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Into the Limelight

By | October 1, 2015

Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.

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Flow Cytometry On-a-Chip

By | June 1, 2015

Novel microfluidic devices give researchers new ways to count and sort single cells.


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In Custody

By | April 1, 2015

Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells

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Eye on the Fly

By | January 1, 2015

Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.


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Sorting Made Simpler

By | December 1, 2014

A guide to affordable, compact fluorescence-activated cell sorters

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Mouse Traps

By | November 1, 2014

How to avoid pitfalls in assays of mouse behavior

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Lights, Camera, Action

By | January 1, 2014

A guide for doing in vivo microscopy on neurons in the mammalian brain


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Synapses on Stage

By | November 1, 2013

Light microscopy techniques that spotlight neural connections in the brain


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Scents in a Flash

By | October 1, 2013

The modern technique of optogenetics stimulates the complex act of smelling with a simple flash of light.


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Hit Parade

By | December 1, 2012

Cell-based assays are popular for high-throughput screens, where they strike a balance between ease of use and similarity to the human body that researchers aim to treat.



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