Modus Operandi
Precision Epigenetics
Precision Epigenetics
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2013
Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells.
Cellular Pegs-in-Holes
Cellular Pegs-in-Holes
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2013
Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.
Narrow Straits
Narrow Straits
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2013
Transfecting molecules into cells is as easy as one, two, squeeze.
Dead or Alive?
Dead or Alive?
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists create nontoxic pH nanosensors to assess viability of transplanted therapeutic cells.
BRET Meets FRET
BRET Meets FRET
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2013
Scientists create biocompatible, self-luminescing nanoparticles for in vivo imaging.
Mimicking Mussels
Mimicking Mussels
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2013
Scientists develop a gel that mimics mollusc glue to coat the insides of blood vessels.
Sticky Lithography
Sticky Lithography
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2013
Scotch tape and a scalpel provide a MacGyver-esque approach to microfabrication.
Flickering Neurons
Flickering Neurons
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2013
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Sperm Shadows
Sperm Shadows
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2013
Tracking the shadows cast by sperm reveals their precise 3-D movements.
Microchannel Masterpiece
Microchannel Masterpiece
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2012
A precision microfluidic system enables single-cell analysis of growth and division.