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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