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Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons

By | July 1, 2011

This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 

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Smashing Crystals

By | July 1, 2011

A powerful new X-ray–generating laser is imaging smaller crystals than ever before.

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image: Smashing Crystals

Smashing Crystals

July 1, 2011

A powerful new X-ray–generating laser is imaging smaller crystals than ever before.

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The Scientist’s Amanuensis

By | July 1, 2011

A virtual lab—where all sorts of parameters are monitored and recorded—promises researchers a higher degree of reproducibility.

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Color by Number Fossils

By | June 30, 2011

Researchers map pigments in early bird fossils using preserved metallic residues.

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New and Improved Bone Tests

By | June 23, 2011

Two new approaches to test bone density provide a simpler way to predict risk of osteoporosis.

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Next generation: Itsy bitsy fuel cell

By | June 23, 2011

The world's smallest microbial fuel cell could be used to power underwater remote sensors or even medical implants.

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Communication helps target tumors

By | June 20, 2011

Proteins and nanoparticles that talk in order to more efficiently locate and treat tumors could reduce collateral damage to healthy tissues.

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The ghost of personalized medicine

By | June 14, 2011

Drug therapies tailored to the DNA profiles of individual patients could change the face of medicine, but such treatments aren't commonly used in the clinic.

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First, Do No Harm…

By | June 9, 2011

Is DNA damage an inevitable consequence of epigenetic reprogramming?

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