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Automation on a Budget

By | January 1, 2014

Solutions for partially automating your cell culture set-up

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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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Out, Damned Mycoplasma!

By | December 1, 2013

Pointers for keeping your cell cultures free of mycoplasma contamination

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Seeing Double

By | November 1, 2013

Combining two imaging techniques integrates molecular specificity with nanometer-scale resolution.  

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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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Data Drive

By | October 1, 2013

Solutions for sharing, storing, and analyzing big data

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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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Beauty, Science-Deep

By | September 1, 2013

Cosmetics companies use advanced genomics and in vitro technology to make skin look young and vibrant—you may never view the makeup aisle the same way again.

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Sensing a Little Tension

By | September 1, 2013

Tools and techniques for measuring forces in living cells

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Gene Silencing Is Golden

By | August 1, 2013

A beginner’s how-to on RNAi screening in mammalian cells

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