Modus Operandi
Ready, Set, Glow
Ready, Set, Glow
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2018
Tagging proteins with GFP-grabbing nanobodies enables instant tracking of the proteins’ dynamics in live cells.
Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2018
Researchers devise more-realistic means of forecasting the effects of climate change on complex marine ecosystems.
Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018
Soil scientists use a gas-producing reporter system to assess gene activity in bacteria.
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018
A transgenic approach allows researchers to collect the organelles from specific cells in nematodes with unprecedented efficiency.
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in Urine
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2018
A new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.
Here Comes Single-Cell Optogenetics
Here Comes Single-Cell Optogenetics
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2018
A new protein may allow researchers to home in on individual neurons, determining their activity minute by minute.
Detecting Protein Clumps
Detecting Protein Clumps
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2018
A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.
 
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step
Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2017
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.