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The image shows many neurons in culture expressing the glutamate reporter iGluSnFR3 in green.
Biosensors Illuminate Talk Between Neurons
First developed in 2013, a fluorescent indicator has evolved to enable precise glutamate tracking.
Biosensors Illuminate Talk Between Neurons
Biosensors Illuminate Talk Between Neurons

First developed in 2013, a fluorescent indicator has evolved to enable precise glutamate tracking.

First developed in 2013, a fluorescent indicator has evolved to enable precise glutamate tracking.

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A woman with diabetes checks her blood glucose levels using a wearable biosensor patch on her upper arm, transmitting the results to a smartphone.
Wearable Biosensors and Their Applications
Rebecca Roberts, PhD | Sep 11, 2023 | 5 min read
Allowing users to continually monitor biological signals over time, wearable biosensors pave the way toward personalized healthcare.
Illustration showing how iGluSnFR3, tracks glutamate release at the synapse level. Upon binding to glutamate, the reporter changes its conformation, intensifying the signal of its fluorescent protein.
Infographic: How a Glutamate Sensor Tracks Synapses
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Sep 8, 2023 | 1 min read
A third generation glutamate sensor with a fluorescent readout offers insights into neuronal communication.
Infographic showing how scientists hack the locust brain to identify the unique odor signatures of oral cancers
Infographic: Scents and Sense-Abilities
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 1 min read
Scientists hack the locust brain to identify the unique odor signatures of oral cancers.
Vector image of swarming locusts in a field
Scents and Sense-Abilities: Using Bug Brainpower to Smell Cancer
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Dec 12, 2022 | 4 min read
Scientists use locust brains as living biosensors to perform cancer cell breath tests.
Fluorescence microscopy image of cells expressing fluorescent biosensors. Green and magenta fluorescence is observed outside of the cell nuclei.
Choosing Fluorescent Reagents for Every Live Cell Application
The Scientist and MilliporeSigma | Nov 30, 2022 | 4 min read
Scientists gain unique insights into active biological processes with specific fluorescent probes, dyes, and biosensors.
Developing Aptamer Biosensor Technology for Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Expanding the Available Target Range for New Drugs and Diagnostics with Aptamers
The Scientist and aptamer Group | May 3, 2022 | 1 min read
In this roundtable discussion, an expert panel will discuss how the latest applications of aptamer technology are enabling innovation across the life sciences by replacing antibodies.
CRISPR Biosensors for Disease Diagnostics
The Scientist | Feb 2, 2021 | 1 min read
Kiana Aran and Can Dincer will discuss potential advantages and diagnostic applications of CRISPR biosensing.
Combating COVID-19 with Cell-Free Expression
The Scientist | Aug 19, 2020 | 6 min read
Scientists rely on synthetic biology and cell-free expression systems for developing novel approaches to combat the pandemic.
Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip
The Scientist | Sep 1, 2017 | 1 min read
Using new nanochip technology, scientists can measure the light emitted by engineered fluorescing bacteria.
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