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Smurf-y Old Age

By | April 1, 2013

Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.


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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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All In Proportion

By | March 2, 2013

Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.


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By | March 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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DIY in the Lab

By | March 1, 2013

Things break in the lab. Here’s how to protect your equipment, and what to do when it stops working.


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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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Sticky Lithography

By | March 1, 2013

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

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Instant Messaging

By | March 1, 2013

During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.


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Next Generation: Dynamic, Nanoscale GFP

By | February 12, 2013

A new faster-switching, longer-lasting GFP allows gentler and faster high resolution microscopy on living cells.


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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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