Modus Operandi
Laser-Guided Chastity
Laser-Guided Chastity
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2014
Scientists devise a precision-targeted system for training, tracking, and tweaking fruit fly social behavior.
Film Stars
Film Stars
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2014
Engineered bacteria can shape electricity-conducting nanowires.
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Gauge
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014
An optical reporter quantitatively measures the ATP demands of presynaptic neurons.
Molecular Multitasker
Molecular Multitasker
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2014
Scientists create a way to isolate mRNA from a single living cell within a tissue.
Tension Tracker
Tension Tracker
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.
Visualizing Viruses
Visualizing Viruses
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2014
Scientists devise a gentler technique for observing viral DNA at single-molecule resolution.
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2014
Scientists come up with a better way to watch cells leave blood vessels.
Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells
Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2013
Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.
Detecting Diversity
Detecting Diversity
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2013
High-throughput sequencing without PCR could make estimates of biodiversity more precise.
Monitoring Magnetic Bugs
Monitoring Magnetic Bugs
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2013
Diamonds are a biomagnetologist’s best friend.