New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
Researchers are developing a variety of approaches for clearing neural tissue to get a better view of the brain’s circuitry.
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain

Researchers are developing a variety of approaches for clearing neural tissue to get a better view of the brain’s circuitry.

Researchers are developing a variety of approaches for clearing neural tissue to get a better view of the brain’s circuitry.

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Genetics Models Move Beyond Drosophila and the Humble Lab Mouse
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2019 | 5+ min read
Organisms with unusual genomes are helping scientists investigate gene regulation, evolution, and development.
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Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019 | 5+ min read
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
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Drug Discovery Techniques Open the Door to RNA-targeted Drugs
Amber Dance | Jun 1, 2019 | 5+ min read
New ways to search for druggable RNAs and matching small molecules
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Using Machine Learning to Battle Antibiotic Resistance
Amber Dance | May 1, 2019 | 5+ min read
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to identify known and novel resistance genes.
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Contending with Resistance in Cancer Immunotherapy
Marissa Fessenden | Apr 1, 2019 | 5+ min read
Researchers describe ways to study how cancer cells evade therapies that harness the immune system.
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The Challenge of Using CRISPR to Knock In Genes
Anna Nowogrodzki | Mar 1, 2019 | 5+ min read
Researchers are developing an array of techniques for accurately and efficiently inserting genes into DNA.
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Mapping the Cellular Social Network of Proteins
Melissae Fellet | Feb 1, 2019 | 5+ min read
Three techniques capture data on numerous protein interactions in plants, mice, and human cells.
Researchers Engineer Epigenome Editors to Study How Gene Expression Affects Disease
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019 | 5+ min read
Using CRISPR and other tools, scientists are modifying DNA methylation, histone marks, and other modifiers of gene expression to understand how they affect health and disease.
Imaging Chromatin to Deduce Function from Form
Marissa Fessenden | Dec 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Researchers describe their tools for probing how the physical shape of the genome affects genes’ function.
Using Temperature-Sensitive Channels to Study Neural Circuitry
Devika G. Bansal | Nov 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Meet the researchers building a thermogenetic toolbox.
Integrating Multiple -Omics in Individual Cells
Sandeep Ravindran | Oct 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
New techniques combine DNA, RNA, and protein information from single cells.
Speeding Up Stem Cell Growth
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Scientists fiddle with formulas to boost the growth of their stem cell cultures.
How to Track Metabolites in Tissues Using NMR
Katherine Bourzac | Aug 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Whether it’s aligning software or prepping samples, researchers share their tips for studying the metabolome with this underused approach.
How to Calculate Mutation Rate for Evolutionary Biology
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Four ways to study mutation rate, a crucial statistic in studies of evolution
Using Mimics to Get Around Antibodies’ Limitations
Devika G. Bansal | Jun 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Synthetic and natural alternatives to traditional antibodies offer more control, specificity, and reproducibility. 
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Software that can separate signals from noise brings neuroscientists a step closer to understanding neurons’ patterns of communication.
Of Mice and Metastasis
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Tools for studying how cancer spreads
New Methods to Detect CRISPR Off-Target Mutations
Sandeep Ravindran | Mar 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
Researchers have developed a variety of techniques to detect when CRISPR misses the mark.
Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2018 | 5+ min read
New technology could open doors for researchers studying animals’ most complex organ.