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image: Here Comes Single-Cell Optogenetics

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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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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image: Bubbles for Broken Bones

Bubbles for Broken Bones

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2017

Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles enable gene delivery to fix fractures.

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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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image: Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch

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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image: Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers

Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers

By Ruth Williams | April 1, 2017

New monoclonal antibodies kill both cancer-promoting immunosuppressive cells and tumor cells in culture.

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image: Massively Parallel Perturbations

Massively Parallel Perturbations

By Ruth Williams | March 1, 2017

Scientists combine CRISPR gene editing with single-cell sequencing for genotype-phenotype screens.

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Deep Pocket Exploration

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2017

A modification to traditional docking software enables the examination of a ligand’s passage into its receptor.

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A test tube-based genome-labeling technique has been brought under the microscope.

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