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Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2018

Soil scientists use a gas-producing reporter system to assess gene activity in bacteria.


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Mitochondrial Isolation System

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018

A transgenic approach allows researchers to collect the organelles from specific cells in nematodes with unprecedented efficiency.


A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.


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Here Comes Single-Cell Optogenetics

By Ruth Williams | March 1, 2018

A new protein may allow researchers to home in on individual neurons, determining their activity minute by minute.

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Detecting Protein Clumps

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2018

A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.  


The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.


image: Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step

Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2017

Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.


image: Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity

Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2017

Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.


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Live Cell Extractions

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2017

Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.

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Bubbles for Broken Bones

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2017

Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles enable gene delivery to fix fractures.


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