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Image of the Day
Infographic: Inner Glow
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2018
How GFP-grabbing nanobodies enable instant tracking of protein dynamics in live cells.
Image of the Day: Lit Up
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 24, 2018
Researchers have updated a method to look at biochemical activities inside living cells.
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
Staff | Apr 18, 2018
A camera inspired by butterfly eyes allows surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery.
Deep Learning Allows for Cell Analysis Without Labeling
Kerry Grens | Apr 12, 2018
A new microscopy program requires no fluorescent markers to identify cell type, nuclei, and other characteristics.
Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast
Catherine Offord | Feb 14, 2018
With multiple applications in biomedicine, the antibodies can now be made quickly, cheaply, and without the need for an alpaca or one of its relatives.
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2016
Drug-delivering nanoparticles designed to glow when their target cells die can report on the effectiveness of cancer therapies within just a few hours of treatment, a mouse study shows.
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers have developed a technique to visualize the origin of melanoma in zebrafish, throwing light on a genetic switch for cancer.
Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2015
Researchers are developing new techniques to better understand how and why knots of DNA are distributed throughout the genome.
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2015
A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2015
Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals