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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.
Live Cell Extractions
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.
Bubbles for Broken Bones
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles enable gene delivery to fix fractures.
Ruth Williams | Aug 21, 2017
A new prototype machine can make the biological molecules of one’s choice from digital DNA sequences.
Ruth Williams | Jul 17, 2017
Two research teams develop tools for tinkering with a bacterial genus prominent in human guts.
Synthetic Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Tissue in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2017
These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.