Modus Operandi
Synthetic Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Tissue in Mice
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.
Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch
Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2017
Incorporating light-controlled dimerization domains into kinases provides tight regulation of these enzymes.
Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers
Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer’s Immune Helpers
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2017
New monoclonal antibodies kill both cancer-promoting immunosuppressive cells and tumor cells in culture.
Massively Parallel Perturbations
Massively Parallel Perturbations
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2017
Scientists combine CRISPR gene editing with single-cell sequencing for genotype-phenotype screens.
Deep Pocket Exploration
Deep Pocket Exploration
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2017
A modification to traditional docking software enables the examination of a ligand’s passage into its receptor.
New Technique Enables Observation of Accessible Chromatin
New Technique Enables Observation of Accessible Chromatin
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2017
A test tube-based genome-labeling technique has been brought under the microscope.
Synthetic Sensors
Synthetic Sensors
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2016
Engineered circuits detect endogenous transcription factors to drive cellular outputs.
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers swap microscopy for RNA sequencing to track neural paths in the mouse brain.
 
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2016
Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2016
Scientists generate new protein-protein interactions at an impressive PACE.