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Holding Neurons Steady

By | October 1, 2015

Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.


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Tricky Transfections

By | March 1, 2015

A combination of microinjection and electroporation inserts genes into hard-to-reach cells.


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Bespoke Cell Jackets

By | December 1, 2014

Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.


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Light-Operated Drugs

By | November 1, 2014

Scientists create a photosensitive pharmaceutical to target a glutamate receptor.


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Laser-Guided Chastity

By | July 1, 2014

Scientists devise a precision-targeted system for training, tracking, and tweaking fruit fly social behavior.

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Fuel Gauge

By | May 1, 2014

An optical reporter quantitatively measures the ATP demands of presynaptic neurons.


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Mimicking Mussels

By | April 1, 2013

Scientists develop a gel that mimics mollusc glue to coat the insides of blood vessels.

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Flickering Neurons

By | February 1, 2013

Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.

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Switching the Bait

By | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers


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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.


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