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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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Custom-Made Molecules

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2017

A new prototype machine can make the biological molecules of one’s choice from digital DNA sequences.

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These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.

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Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2017

Incorporating light-controlled dimerization domains into kinases provides tight regulation of these enzymes.

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