Modus Operandi
While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2016
Assessing body position in addition to activity may improve monitoring of sleep-wake periods.
Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA
Gene Editing Without Foreign DNA
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2016
Scientists perform plant-genome modifications on crops without using plasmids.
Practical Proteomes
Practical Proteomes
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2016
Cell type–specific proteomic analyses are now possible from paraffin-embedded tissues.
Single-Cell Suck-and-Spray
Single-Cell Suck-and-Spray
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2015
A nanoscopic needle and a mass spectrometer reveal the contents of individual cells.
Bile Benefits
Bile Benefits
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2015
Diverting the bile duct around a long stretch of the small intestine could treat obesity without cutting out chunks of the digestive tract.
Holding Neurons Steady
Holding Neurons Steady
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.
Inner Ear Cartography
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2015
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.
Gene Expression in a Drop
Gene Expression in a Drop
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2015
Tens of thousands of individual cells can have their transcriptomes analyzed simultaneously thanks to two new techniques.
How to Make a New Species
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
RNA Stucturomics
RNA Stucturomics
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2015
A new high-throughput, transcriptome-wide assay determines RNA structures in vivo.