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Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2013

Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.


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Cellular Pegs-in-Holes

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2013

Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.

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Narrow Straits

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2013

Transfecting molecules into cells is as easy as one, two, squeeze.

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Dead or Alive?

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2013

Scientists create nontoxic pH nanosensors to assess viability of transplanted therapeutic cells.


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By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2013

Scientists create biocompatible, self-luminescing nanoparticles for in vivo imaging.


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Mimicking Mussels

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2013

Scientists develop a gel that mimics mollusc glue to coat the insides of blood vessels.

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Sticky Lithography

By Ruth Williams | March 1, 2013

Scotch tape and a scalpel provide a MacGyver-esque approach to microfabrication.

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Flickering Neurons

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2013

Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.

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Sperm Shadows

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2013

Tracking the shadows cast by sperm reveals their precise 3-D movements.

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Microchannel Masterpiece

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2012

A precision microfluidic system enables single-cell analysis of growth and division.


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