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Grab ’n’ Glow

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2015

Engineered proteins can tether multiple fluorescent molecules to give a brighter signal—and that’s not all.

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Bespoke Cell Jackets

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2014

Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.

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Light-Operated Drugs

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2014

Scientists create a photosensitive pharmaceutical to target a glutamate receptor.

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Retina Recordings

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2014

Scientists adapt an in vivo retina recorder for ex vivo use.

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Rewritten in Blood

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2014

A modified gene-editing technique corrects mutations in human hematopoietic stem cells.

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Stressing and FRETing

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2014

Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.

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Fuel Gauge

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014

An optical reporter quantitatively measures the ATP demands of presynaptic neurons.

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Molecular Multitasker

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2014

Scientists create a way to isolate mRNA from a single living cell within a tissue.

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Tension Tracker

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2014

For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.

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Exit Strategy

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2014

Scientists come up with a better way to watch cells leave blood vessels.

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