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Tension Tracker

By | March 1, 2014

For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.

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Exit Strategy

By | January 1, 2014

Scientists come up with a better way to watch cells leave blood vessels.

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Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells

By | December 1, 2013

Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.

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Cellular Pegs-in-Holes

By | August 1, 2013

Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.

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Narrow Straits

By | July 1, 2013

Transfecting molecules into cells is as easy as one, two, squeeze.

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Dead or Alive?

By | June 1, 2013

Scientists create nontoxic pH nanosensors to assess viability of transplanted therapeutic cells.

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BRET Meets FRET

By | May 1, 2013

Scientists create biocompatible, self-luminescing nanoparticles for in vivo imaging.

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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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Sticky Lithography

By | March 1, 2013

Scotch tape and a scalpel provide a MacGyver-esque approach to microfabrication.

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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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