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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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Gene Silencing Is Golden

By | August 1, 2013

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

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Suited to a T

By | May 1, 2013

Sorting out T-cell functional and phenotypic heterogeneity depends on studying single cells.

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Structure by Feel

By | April 1, 2013

Applying the sensitive touch of atomic force microscopy to DNA, cells, and proteins

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Buying Cell-Culture Products

By | March 1, 2013

A survey of The Scientist readers reveals who buys cell-growth products from whom, and why.

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Set It and Forget It

By | March 1, 2013

A tour of three systems for automating cell culture

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A Room with a View

By | February 1, 2013

Live-cell imaging forces cells to perform in an unnatural environment, but with the right chamber, you can keep them warm and comfortable.

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High on High Content

By | December 1, 2012

A guide to some new and improved high-content screening systems

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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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Creative Emulsification

By | November 1, 2012

Enhancing data collection from emulsion PCR reactions: three case studies

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