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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
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.
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.
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2013
Visualizing specific epigenetic marks at single gene loci is now possible in individual cells.
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
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2013
Scientists create biocompatible, self-luminescing nanoparticles for in vivo imaging.
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