Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells

DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.

DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.

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Infographic: Optogenetics Without Genetic Engineering
Infographic: Optogenetics Without Genetic Engineering
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2019
DNA-loaded nanoparticles that respond to infrared light provide an alternative way to control cell behavior.
Serum Survey Reveals Protein Patterns of Ill Health
Serum Survey Reveals Protein Patterns of Ill Health
Ruth Williams | Aug 2, 2018
Analyses of blood from thousands of people show distinct protein profiles are linked to complex diseases of aging.
Contributors
Contributors
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Fighting Back
Fighting Back
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2016
Plants can’t run away from attackers, so they’ve evolved unique immune defenses to protect themselves.
Antibody Alternatives
Antibody Alternatives
Paul Ko Ferrigno, Jane McLeod | Feb 1, 2016
Nucleic acid aptamers and protein scaffolds could change the way researchers study biological processes and treat disease.
Building Better Reagents
Building Better Reagents
Jane McLeod, Paul Ko Ferrigno | Feb 1, 2016
Facing problems of inconsistent, time-consuming, and costly antibody production, some researchers are turning to alternatives to target specific proteins of interest, in the lab and in the clinic.