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Bile Benefits

By | November 1, 2015

Diverting the bile duct around a long stretch of the small intestine could treat obesity without cutting out chunks of the digestive tract.

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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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Inner Ear Cartography

By | September 1, 2015

Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.

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Gene Expression in a Drop

By | August 1, 2015

Tens of thousands of individual cells can have their transcriptomes analyzed simultaneously thanks to two new techniques.

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How to Make a New Species

By | July 1, 2015

Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.

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RNA Stucturomics

By | June 1, 2015

A new high-throughput, transcriptome-wide assay determines RNA structures in vivo.

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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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Grab ’n’ Glow

By | January 1, 2015

Engineered proteins can tether multiple fluorescent molecules to give a brighter signal—and that’s not all.

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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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