Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
During plants’ cell division, mother cells give daughter cells a signal to show them which way is up.
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Image of the Day: Shoots Up

During plants’ cell division, mother cells give daughter cells a signal to show them which way is up.

During plants’ cell division, mother cells give daughter cells a signal to show them which way is up.

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Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 18, 2019
Organoids grown from a mouse’s colon will be used to screen drugs for colorectal cancer.
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Image of the Day: All Lit Up
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
A super-bright cell-labeling method reveals the intricate wiring that connects neurons in the brain.
Infographic: Inner Glow
Infographic: Inner Glow
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2018
How GFP-grabbing nanobodies enable instant tracking of protein dynamics in live cells.
Image of the Day: Lit Up
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
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist 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
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
Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 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
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 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
Illuminating a Cancer’s Origins
Catherine Offord | Jan 31, 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
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
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2015
A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.
Picturing Infection
Picturing Infection
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2015
Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals
Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors
Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2014
A new camera system supports the visualization of gliomas stained with Tumor Paint, a chlorotoxin-based imaging agent that’s currently in clinical trials.
Mental Map
Mental Map
Abdul-Kareem Ahmed | Nov 13, 2013
From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.
Precision Epigenetics
Precision Epigenetics
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2013
Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells.
Glowing Green Eel
Glowing Green Eel
Chris Palmer | Jun 17, 2013
The Japanese freshwater eel is the first vertebrate found to produce a fluorescent protein, which may prove useful in the clinic.
BRET Meets FRET
BRET Meets FRET
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2013
Scientists create biocompatible, self-luminescing nanoparticles for in vivo imaging.
Timing Turnover
Timing Turnover
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2012
Two-tone fluorescent tags track the movement and life span of proteins within living cells.
“Alive” and In Focus
Sarah Webb | Oct 1, 2012
Imaging viruses in action