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Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors

By The Scientist Staff | April 18, 2018

A camera inspired by butterfly eyes allows surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery.

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A new microscopy program requires no fluorescent markers to identify cell type, nuclei, and other characteristics.

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Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast

By Catherine Offord | February 14, 2018

With multiple applications in biomedicine, the antibodies can now be made quickly, cheaply, and without the need for an alpaca or one of its relatives.

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Dying Light Marks the Spot

By Catherine Offord | March 29, 2016

Drug-delivering nanoparticles designed to glow when their target cells die can report on the effectiveness of cancer therapies within just a few hours of treatment, a mouse study shows.

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Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins

By Catherine Offord | February 1, 2016

Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.

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Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes

By Jef Akst | September 10, 2015

Researchers are developing new techniques to better understand how and why knots of DNA are distributed throughout the genome.

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Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated

By Bob Grant | April 13, 2015

A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.

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Picturing Infection

By Kelly Rae Chi | January 1, 2015

Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals

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Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors

By Jef Akst | February 27, 2014

A new camera system supports the visualization of gliomas stained with Tumor Paint, a chlorotoxin-based imaging agent that’s currently in clinical trials.

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Mental Map

By Abdul-Kareem Ahmed | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.

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