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Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Ruth Williams | Jun 30, 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 | May 31, 2018
Soil scientists use a gas-producing reporter system to assess gene activity in bacteria.
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Mitochondrial Isolation System
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 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 | Mar 31, 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 | Feb 28, 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 | Jan 31, 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 | Dec 31, 2017
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One StepResearchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step
Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step
Ruth Williams | Nov 30, 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 | Oct 31, 2017
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.
Live Cell Extractions
Live Cell Extractions
Ruth Williams | Sep 30, 2017
Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.