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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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Brighter, Smaller, Faster

By | February 1, 2013

As X-ray crystallography enters its second century, shrinking crystals and brighter light sources are redefining structural biology.

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Fellow Travelers

By | February 1, 2013

Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.

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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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Go Forth, Cells

By | February 1, 2013

Watch the cell transplant experiments in zebrafish that suggest certain embryonic cells rely on intrinsic directional cues for collective migration.

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