Modus Operandi
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015
Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.
 
Bursting Cancer’s Bubble
Bursting Cancer’s Bubble
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2015
Scientists make oxygen-filled microbubbles designed to increase tumor sensitivity to radiation.
Tricky Transfections
Tricky Transfections
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2015
A combination of microinjection and electroporation inserts genes into hard-to-reach cells.
Time-Lapse on the Cheap
Time-Lapse on the Cheap
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2015
A PhD student jury-rigs a microscopy system for high-throughput cell motility assays.
Grab ’n’ Glow
Grab ’n’ Glow
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2015
Engineered proteins can tether multiple fluorescent molecules to give a brighter signal—and that’s not all.
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2014
Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.
Light-Operated Drugs
Light-Operated Drugs
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2014
Scientists create a photosensitive pharmaceutical to target a glutamate receptor.
Retina Recordings
Retina Recordings
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists adapt an in vivo retina recorder for ex vivo use.
Rewritten in Blood
Rewritten in Blood
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2014
A modified gene-editing technique corrects mutations in human hematopoietic stem cells.
Stressing and FRETing
Stressing and FRETing
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2014
Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.