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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
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
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018
Soil scientists use a gas-producing reporter system to assess gene activity in bacteria.
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
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
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
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
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
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.
Implanted Magnetic Probes Measure Brain Activity
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2017
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.